Michael Montgomery
Chief Technical Officer
Kinetica, Toronto

The 2019 CTBUH Innovation Award winning Viscoelastic Coupling Damper (VCD) provides increased structural performance for both wind and earthquakes without occupying any valuable architectural space. When utilized properly, these dampers result in more cost effective structural designs, more usable space, increased human comfort, safer designs and less expected damage for both wind and earthquake loads. Kinetica’s CTO Dr. Michael Montgomery briefly introduces the technology and some of the projects that have benefited by the VCD technology.