Mass Timber Vibrations w/ KPFF Engineers
End 17:30, 27 August
While vibration design is not a code requirement in the U.S., it is widely recognized as having a significant impact on the economy and selection of mass timber floors.
It is for that reason that we are pleased to be joined by Reid Zimmerman (Technical Director) and Jack McCutcheon (Professional Engineer) of KPFF engineers to learn about and discuss the latest on vibration design and performance of mass timber floors for walking-induced excitation.
The presentation topics will include:
(1) human sensitivity and subjectivity to vibration;
(2) brief vibration theory;
(3) vibration criteria for occupant comfort and equipment operation;
(4) design decisions influencing vibration of mass timber floors;
(5) methods and modeling of vibration for mass timber floors, and;
(6) reference to several mass timber floor vibration design examples for future reading by the audience.