Motion Damping Systems

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To some degree, all tall buildings move in response to the wind. When that motion affects occupant comfort or causes undue fatigue on the structure, motion damping systems can help. There are a variety of damping methods that we can help you identify and implement based on your structure, its surrounding area, and the wind.

With motion damping systems, we can reduce perceptible motion as much as possible, which increases the value of the real estate, occupant comfort, and efficiency of the building. For spires and antennae, dampers can improve stability and fatigue resistance.

A sloshing water damping system can double as a water source for fire suppression, or, in many cases, water tanks required for fire purposes can be reconfigured as dampers.

Common damping system designs include:

  • Tuned mass dampers
  • Tuned liquid column dampers
  • Distributed viscous dampers
  • Active damping systems

CPP offers damping system consultation and design services that address the specific needs of the project and the team designing it.

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