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Floor Vibration Design Methods for Timber, Steel and Concrete


This presentation introduces floor vibration design methods for the many structural floor framing materials with an emphasis is on designing for human comfort and sensitive equipment to walking excitations. We will review available guidelines available for wood, steel, and concrete framed floors. Vibration metrics discussed cover the spectrum from simpler deflection and frequency limits to more involved prediction of response magnitudes using finite element analysis and modal superposition methods. The presentation will conclude with an overview of a new U.S. Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide, available from WoodWorks – Wood Products Council.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording.


  • Scott Breneman, PhD, P.E., S.E.

    Dr. Breneman is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the State of California, a PE in the State of Washington, and Senior Technical Director-Mass Timber of the Project Resources & Solutions Division of WoodWorks. He is Past-President of the Structural Engineers Association of Central California, and an Associate Member of the Seismic Subcommittee of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and a member of the PRG 320 CLT product standard committee.

  • Andrew Taylor, PhD, S.E.

May 4, 2021
Tue 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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