Minimisation of Metro Induced Ground Borne Vibration
The designers of residential buildings and office spaces should consider the effect of structural vibrations on their occupants. Vibrations from external sources such as trains and other transportation systems can be detected by residents and can have a detrimental effect on their standard of life. A residential development was planned adjacent to the Newcastle Upon Tyne Metro Line and was likely to be affected by vibration from passenger trains.
Xi were employed to conduct a vibration survey of the proposed site and determined that vibration from the Metro Line would indeed be likely be problematic. Xi used the results from the vibration survey in conjunction with geotechnical data to develop a simulation to model a range of potential solutions. The most effective solution was determined to be an anti-vibration acoustic trench between the rail line and the foundation of the building.
Skill set used
Analysis of geotechnical survey data
Ground vibration solution, design, and implementation
Conformance to relevant British Standards
Expert support in planning application meetings with consenting authorities
Gaining of planning permission
Reduced risk to clients reputation