"Vibrations and vibration protection" seminar in Hamburg
Effective vibration protection is becoming more and more important in city centre environments. Railway lines and residential areas are moving ever nearer to each other. Buildings in the vicinity, and even the track itself, are therefore increasingly being exposed to vibration – a challenge for engineers, planners, and local authorities.
In keeping with this problem, Getzner organized a seminar in Hamburg at the beginning of November 2012 on the subject of "Vibrations and vibration protection - measures in track superstructure and building protection in the vicinity of railway lines". In their presentations, the speakers conveyed the importance of forecasts and measurements for vibration protection. They also presented options for dealing with vibrations at the source, transmission path and receiver. Their effects on people and adjacent buildings and on the service life of the track superstructure were also discussed.
The focus of the event was on practical relevance and the direct application of theory - illustrated by examples such as elastic building support or the retrofitting of an underground railway line. At the seminar, for the first time, a legal expert also gave a lecture on planning law aspects of railway line construction. In addition, for the first time, the focus was also on laterally decoupled solutions, which start at the transmission path from the rail to the building. In addition, Getzner presented various elastic railway superstructure designs and numerous successfully vibration-insulated buildings.
More than 30 interested parties from engineering offices, planning authorities and industry took part in this seminar. "The seminar offers an ideal opportunity for exchange among experts from the construction and railway sectors as well as with authorities, and shows practicable solutions for vibration protection", summarized Andrea Lorenz von Getzner, Berlin.
Getzner has been organizing regular seminars on knowledge transfer since 1999. Participants benefit from theoretically sound, practical training in the field of vibration insulation. Getzner will continue its seminar series next year.