AG&E Structural Engenuity’s experienced technical staff provide a complete range of traditional consulting structural engineering services spanning from concept studies to contract documents as well as detailed vibration measurement & analysis. As a structural and vibration consulting engineering firm, our vibration assessment and solutions are efficiently integrated into our structural designs ensuring minimum cost and maximum effectiveness, with none of the coordination headaches that come with managing multiple consultants. Our expertise in structural dynamics sets us apart from other firms and includes on-site vibration measurement, advanced dynamics analyses, and design of vibration mitigation systems.
Form follows Function. But Function follows Vibration. Some architectural projects demand a graceful yet dramatic statement. A suspended walkway above an atrium perhaps. A curved flying stairway in a lobby. Or an open floor plan in a high-rise tower. Your dream: the less structure, the more elegant the statement.
But less structure opens the door to potential vibration problems, and if walking- and wind-induced vibration, for example, are not considered, your opportunity to make a bold statement could turn into embarrassment. Form without Function is a nightmare.
Walking- and wind-induced vibration are common problems, and excessive vibration of many existing structures has been corrected using tuned-mass dampers. We can also work with the architect to incorporate these vibration mitigation devices into the design from the beginning to maximize the aesthetic elegance of the architectural feature.
Let physics impose the limits, not the engineering firm.