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Jul 23 2020 Online Learning /

OAA Webinar | Controlling Construction Vibrations In Sensitive Buildings

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

OAA Architect, LTOAA $39 + HST, OAA Interns $29 + HST, Non-Members: $59 + HST

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Webinar Description

Construction activities can induce high levels of vibration that can potentially result in damage to neighbouring structures. Additionally, for more sensitive occupancies such as hospitals and laboratory research buildings with vibration-sensitive equipment, predicting and controlling construction-induced vibration into these spaces is critical.

This presentation will cover the testing and analysis methodologies in predicting construction-induced vibrations into structures. Construction vibration monitoring procedures and mitigation options will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the effects of construction-induced vibration on neighbouring structures.
  2. Learn about vibration testing methodologies.
  3. Learn about analyses and methodologies to predict the impact of construction-induced vibrations on neighbouring structures.
  4. Learn about possible vibration control solutions.


Michael Wesolowsky, PhD, P.Eng.

As a senior member of Thornton Tomasetti’s acoustics, noise, and vibration control engineering team, Dr. Michael Wesolowsky has more than 20 years of experience in analysis, project management, and design. Mike specializes in such areas as vibration studies for architectural and structural design, dynamic data acquisition and analysis, architectural acoustic studies, and vibration control research and development. Mike joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2017 through its acquisition of Swallow Acoustic Consultants. He is also a sessional faculty member in the Bachelor of Technology Program at McMaster University.

Melissa Wong, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Melissa Wong originally joined Swallow Acoustic Consultants Ltd. (now Swallow Acoustic/Thornton Tomasetti) in June 2013 where she has been involved in a wide range of acoustic, noise, and vibration-related projects. Melissa has a master’s of science in structural engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. Her master’s project involved utilizing smartphones to assess dynamic properties of a floor. Between 2015 and 2016, Melissa also worked as a structural designer at Fast+Epp, focusing on building design.

Registration Fee

OAA Architect, LTOAA $39 + HST
OAA Interns $29 + HST
Non-Members: $59 + HST

To register, click here. 

** Registration will be closed on July 22 at 11:59 PM. **