Mechanical Equipment and Vibration Isolation

Vibration control is a key pre-requisite for the creation of comfortable and productive buildings. Sensitive laboratory measurement equipment is more accurate. MRI machines provide clearer readings. Resident comfort and worker productivity increases.

Cavanaugh Tocci works with clients to establish appropriate criteria, evaluate existing conditions and develop practical methods to mitigate vibration for a wide variety of applications. We have evaluated vibration environments and designed project-specific structural isolators for surgical and research microscopes. We have analyzed building sites and designed foundation isolation pads for residential and commercial buildings being built above subway and automotive tunnels.

What sets us apart in this area is our approach to solutions that support the design and allow a building to function as intended. Our vibration mitigation work on an open stair landing preserved the grand staircase design in the atrium of a new courthouse. In a project at Indiana University we helped rescue a beloved, 1930’s auditorium that faced the permanent closure of its balcony due to excessive undulation. Cavanaugh Tocci is a trusted partner sought after by architects, engineers and building owners for expert analysis and creative solutions.