19 September 2012

Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings

Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica Dynamics

As high-rise buildings become taller and more slender, dynamic behavior becomes a critical design consideration. Wind loads cause large vibrations which can be perceived by...

01 March 2012

Human-Induced Vibrations in Buildings

Michael J. Wesolowsky, Peter A. Irwin, Jon K. Galsworthy, & Andrew K. Bell, RWDI

Occupant footfalls are often the most critical source of floor vibration on upper floors of buildings. Floor motions can degrade the performance of imaging equipment,...

10 October 2011

Human-Induced Vibrations in Buildings

Michael J. Wesolowsky, Peter A. Irwin, Jon K. Galsworthy & Andrew K. Bell, RWDI

Occupant footfalls are often the most critical source of floor vibration on upper floors of buildings. Floor motions can degrade the performance of imaging equipment,...

01 January 2008

Integration of Dynamic Facades with other Building Systems

A. Tzempelikos & A. K. Athienitis, CABA

Driven by technological advances in transparent building facades and the general motivation for high quality green buildings, façade design alternatives have shifted to utilizing dynamic...

10 October 2004

Urban Design – Vancouver: Creating High Density Urban Neighbourhoods

James Cheng, James KM Cheng Architects

James Cheng speaks on creating high density in urban neighborhoods in Vancouver and the importance to abandon the old planning methods of segregating uses.

20 October 2003

Role of Acceptable Solutions in Evaluating Innovative Designs

Denis Bergeron, National Research Council

Building regulatory systems around the world are going through dramatic change in response to changing stakeholder needs and political environments. The common element resulting from...