Monitoring Construction Vibrations (Available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)

by Anatol Longinon, P.E., (M.ASCE), Consultant; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc. Inc., Northbrook, IL,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 2, Pg. 6A-10A


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A review of procedures, criteria and equipment used to protect buildings and other structures from construction generated vibrations, the article begins by describing the importance of a preconstruction survey. This is followed by a discussion of what construction vibrations are and their effect on structures. Limiting vibration levels used by several organizations to safeguard structures when subjected to construction vibrations are included. Procedures for predicting vibrations based on available data are described. This is followed by human tolerance criteria for vibrations and a brief discussion of instrumentation for measuring vibrations.

Subject Headings: Construction | Instrumentation | Monitoring | Structural behavior | Vibration

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