Floor Vibrations

January 2022

Maximizing floor deck span is a way to reduce floor vibration while also reducing the number of floor framing beams. This can reduce costs in the floor system while getting the floor performance desired by building users. Talk to your structural engineer about how to optimize your floor system considering these factors.

This example minimizes floor vibrations and also reduces the number of beams, saving money on the floor system. In comparison, this example can also minimize floor vibrations but is a more expensive option. More beams do not always improve floor vibration.