Standardisation/Health Protection

DIN 4150-2 “Vibrations in the Construction Sector; Effects on People in Buildings” is being revised

Mechanical low-frequency vibrations caused by construction activities, blasting an traffic on  rails and roads no only represent a threat to the stability of buildings. Furthermore, such vibrations can exert serious effects on the people living and working in these buildings. Depending on the resultant strength, frequency and duration, the effects can range from spontaneous stress reactions and depreciation of performance right up to damage to the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. In order to minimise these risks, the permissible strength of vibration emissions is regulated in the DIN...

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The 21st Darmstadt Geotechnics Colloquium at the end of March 2014 dealt with the topics monitoring and process automation, ground improvement technologies, urban construction/redevelopment and legal...

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The new Lower Inn Valley rail line: Vibration measurements are completed

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Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has in the past two years carried out a comprehensive programme of measurements on its new Lower Inn Valley line, in order to research more precisely the propagation...

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An increasingly important Demand on Metro Systems: Resilience

On April 9, a seminar-workshop was held in Düsseldorf by the STUVA in conjunction with the VDV – the Association of German Transport Companies (Fig. 1). The topic was: “Availability of Public...