Solving for Why: Vibration Monitoring to Locate Building Noises

W. Robert Hannen, Associate Principal

Unexplained building noises can range from small irritations to startling booms. Where are they coming from and what is causing them? What do you do if your building develops a snap, crackle, or pop?

In this episode of WJE's Solving for Why series, WJE engineer Bob Hannen explains how a series of accelerometers and a proprietary vibration monitoring program can be used to triangulate the source of bothersome or mysterious building noises.


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