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U.S. Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide

While vibration design is a primary driver of the framing system cost of floors, little information has been available to U.S. designers on how to design mass timber floors for vibration. This comprehensive guide synthesizes current design procedures and recommendations for mass timber floors and presents the results in a format that is both approachable and useful to the engineering design community. The target user is a design professional with working knowledge of mass timber structural design and some background knowledge of structural dynamics as related to floor vibrations. It may be particularly useful to design engineers with limited experience with vibration analysis, experienced multi-material engineers familiar with vibration analysis but unfamiliar with mass timber vibration, and applications engineers assisting manufacturers in the development of solutions and proposals for projects.

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