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Construction Vibration

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We help make sure they're "good vibrations"...

Ground-borne vibration can be produced by a great variety of common construction activities including (among others) caisson drilling, pile driving, and soil compaction. Such vibration produced at a construction site has the potential, in the worst case, to damage buildings or structures outside the limits of the construction site or to create annoyance or nuisance in nearby buildings.

In 2008, the City of Toronto enacted their "Construction Vibration" By-Law (514-2008).  Since then, Valcoustics has worked on countless construction vibration projects, helping clients navigate the application process and quickly and efficiently meet the requirements of this new legislation.  Typical projects of this nature include the following:
  • Zone of Influence (ZOI) Study to determine the area around a construction site that could be impacted by vibration related to construction activity;
  • Pre-construction Study including ambient vibration measurements and vibration monitoring program (based on the predicted ZOI); and
  • Vibration Monitoring as required.
Valcoustics has also completed many construction vibration projects beyond the boundaries of the City of Toronto for clients who are concerned for the well-being of neighbouring structures and are keen to mitigate risk.
     Recent Projects
  • Georgetown South Expansion (Union Pearson Air Rail Link)
  • 365 Wallace Avenue, Toronto (Residential Condominium)
  • TTC Spadina Subway Extension
  • 133 Hazelton (Residential Condominium), Toronto
  • Orillia Public Library
  • High Park Condo, Toronto
  • Waterdown Road Elementary School
  • FLO Condominium (28 Avondale Avenue, Toronto)