Greater urbanization in high wind and seismic zones, increasing density, are conspiring to increase the likelihood of the average citizen spending time in a tall building that needs a vibration control system in order to ensure occupant safety and comfort. High winds, proximity to road and rail tunnels, and live loads moving about the building all contribute to swaying and vibration conditions. At the same time, building owners and occupiers need to maximize the amount of rentable space, which means vibration control systems have to become more efficiently scaled and well-integrated with building structure. The addition of increasingly sophisticated manufacturing and bio-engineering processes into tall buildings, on educational campuses and elsewhere, also drives the performance standard for vibration control that much higher. This workshop addressed emerging trends, challenges, and responses from the leading practitioners in the field.

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When: Monday, 28 October 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at the Aqua Tower

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Workshop Program

Salcedo Workshop Chair: Victor Salcedo
President, US Operations, GERB Vibration Control Systems
1:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
1:30 pm Welcome
1:40 pm


Kurt Strobel

Kurt Strobel

Principal, CPP Wind Engineering Consultants
“Urban Vibration Control”
Farshad Berahman

Farshad Berahman

Senior Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
“Control of Wind-Induced Acceleration Response of 80-Story NEMA Chicago: A Case Study”
Eli Gottleib

Eli Gottleib

Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
“Damping the Endless Stairs at the Hudson Yards Vessel”
2:40 pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm


Fatih Yalniz

Fatih Yalniz

Senior Vice President, WSP
“Damping the MoMA Tower and Other Superslims”
Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

Owner, McNamara • Salvia
“Designing with Shock Absorbers”
4:00 pm Q&A Session
4:30 pm Discussion on Next Steps
4:50 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Workshop End

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