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Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings (1 Hz to 80 Hz)

Executive summary

General guidance on evaluation of human exposure to building vibration.


This British Standard provides general guidance on human exposure to building vibration in the frequency range 1 Hz to 80 Hz. Curves of equal annoyance for humans are included together with measurement methods to be employed.

The best available information on the application of the weighting curves to different situations, guidance on vibration conditions which may cause adverse comment, current methods of assessing continuous, intermittent and impulsive vibration, and blast induced vibration, are covered in this standard’s appendixes.

This standard does not provide guidance on the probability of structural damage to buildings or injury to occupants of buildings subject to vibration.

History and related standards

This British Standard is a revision of BS 6472:1984 which is withdrawn.

This standard includes the following cross references:

BS 6841, BS 7482, BS 7482-1, BS 7482-3, ISO 2631, ISO 2631-2.

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