Vibration and possible building damage due to operation of construction machinery

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Pages144155; # of pages: 12
Subjecteffects of vibrations; site equipment; vibration control; buildings; Traffic noise; Vibrations
AbstractDuring construction or maintenance of buildings and roads, the operation of construction machinery and vehicles causes vibrations in nearby structures. Complaints of damage to structures resulting from these vibrations are frequent, particularly when the vibration experienced is judged by occupants to be severe. This paper deals with the vibrations caused by the operation of machinery during the maintenance of roads in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Members of the Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, at the request of Mr. W.D. Hurst, conducted the investigation with the collaboration of the interested authorities in the city of Winnipeg. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of vibrations and to examine the possibility of their causing damage to buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10706
NPARC number20374467
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Record identifier115cf619-a12c-438b-a42d-50076c6eb545
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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