Greater urbanization in high wind and seismic zones, increasing density, are conspiring to increase the likelihood of the average citizen spending time in a tall building that needs a vibration control system in order to ensure occupant safety and comfort. High winds, proximity to road and rail tunnels, and live loads moving about the building all contribute to swaying and vibration conditions. At the same time, building owners and occupiers need to maximize the amount of rentable space, which means vibration control systems have to become more efficiently scaled and well-integrated with building structure. The addition of increasingly sophisticated manufacturing and bio-engineering processes into tall buildings, on educational campuses and elsewhere, also drives the performance standard for vibration control that much higher. This workshop addresses emerging trends, challenges and responses from the leading practitioners in the field.

When: Monday, 28 October 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at the Aqua Tower

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Workshop Program

Salcedo Workshop Chair: Victor Salcedo
President, US Operations, GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
1:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
1:30 pm Welcome
1:40 pm

Presentations

Kurt Strobel

Kurt Strobel

Senior Project Engineer, GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
“Urban Vibration Control”
Farshad Berahman

Farshad Berahman

Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
“Control of Wind-Induced Acceleration Response of 80-Story NEMA Chicago: A Case Study”
Eli Gottleib

Eli Gottleib

Managing Principal & NY Office Director, Thornton Tomasetti
“Damping the Endless Stairs at the Hudson Yards Vessel”
2:40 pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm

Presentations

Fatih Yalniz

Fatih Yalniz

Senior Vice President, WSP
“Damping the MoMA Tower and Other Superslims”
Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

Owner, RJ McNamara LLC
“Designing with Shock Absorbers”
4:00 pm Q&A Session
4:30 pm Discussion on Next Steps
4:50 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Workshop End

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