Building vibrations from human activities

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Journal titleConcrete International: Design and Construction
Pages6673; # of pages: 8
Subjectvibrations; human activity; gymnasiums; floors; resonant frequencies; sports facilities; Vibrations
AbstractHealth clubs, gymnasia, stadia, dance floors and even office buildings have, in recent years, experienced vibrations due to rhythmic human activities which are annoying to the users and, in rare cases, unacceptable for safety. The vibration problems are reviewed and guidelines are presented based on the unifying principle of resonance, the main factor behind the problems. The guidelines are contained in Commentary A to Part 4 of the 1990 National Building Code of Canada. Examples are given of the application of the guidelines to design or evaluation of typical concrete structures. Remedial measures to cure vibration problems with existing concrete buildings are also reviewed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number32349
NPARC number20377582
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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