A whole building cost perspective to floor vibration serviceability

Linda Morley Hanagan, Melissa C. Chattoraj

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Abstract

When selecting between lightweight steel joist floor systems and heavier composite or non-composite systems using rolled steel beams, two issues are generally considered to be in competition. These two considerations are cost and vibration serviceability. In general, it is thought that even though the joist floor is more prone to disturbing vibration levels, it is sometimes a better choice based on economy. This paper explores a whole building cost approach to assessing the economy of the lighter joist system relative to its rolled beam competitor. It is illustrated that other building systems, such as fire protection, are affected by the selection of the floor system, thus affecting total building cost. The end result is a closing of the cost gap between heavier rolled beam floors and lighter joist floors. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2006
EventAEI 2006 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2006Apr 1 2006

Publication series

NameAEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Volume2006

Other

OtherAEI 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period3/29/064/1/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hanagan, L. M., & Chattoraj, M. C. (2006). A whole building cost perspective to floor vibration serviceability. In AEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference (AEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1061/40798(190)37