11.18.14: High-Rise Damper Technology
Taller buildings, longer bridges and other daring structures have pushed the envelope of what is possible within conventional structural design practice. Efficient design through the use of advanced computer software, and the availability of high strength construction materials allow structural engineers to deliver on these new demands. However, it does pose some challenges, principally occupant comfort and excessive lateral drift.
This presentation outlines the importance of damping, both intrinsic to the structural materials and as contributed by a supplementary system, in achieving a high-performing structure. Although there is rich experience in understanding and implementing the damping mitigation strategies for low-rise structures in (especially) highly seismic locales, this seminar will go into some detail regarding more recent experience in damping high-rise structures where wind response becomes significant.
This lecture will be presented by Jon Galsworthy, RWDI. Jon Galsworthy is a Principal and General Manager of RWDI’s Loads & Effects sector and is the firm’s Global Leader of Wind Engineering. Jon joined RWDI in 2009 as a Project Director and in 2010, became a Principal. He oversees RWDI’s UK and China operations and holds the position of Chairman of RWDI’s Finance Committee. He is a recognized expert with contributions to the understanding of the response of tall buildings and towers to wind action. Over his career, he has been the director or principal engineer for wind engineering studies of hundreds of structures including buildings, chimneys and stadia over four continents.
This event is sponsored by RWDI and will take place at the Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Registration opens at 5:45pm.
Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.
1.5 PDH Credits Pending
Advanced registration closes at noon the day before the event.
PDH Credits: 1.5 |