Vibrations During Construction Operations

by John F. Wiss, (F.ASCE), Pres.; Wiss, Janey, Elstner and Assocs., Northbrook, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 239-246

Document Type: Journal Paper


The subject of earth vibrations related to construction operations is examined in perspective. Comparison of conventional demolition methods versus demolition by explosives is considered. Graphical data are presented illustrating the relative intensities of vibration from various construction equipment and sources. Finally these vibration intensities are compared to damage criteria and normal human evaluation criteria.

Subject Headings: Vibration | Demolition | Construction equipment | Construction management | Comparative studies | Explosions | Graphic methods | Human factors

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