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Extension to VSAT’s software released

Vibration Serviceability Assessment Tools (VSATs) was borne out of research at the University of Sheffield, and was developed initially with the capability to determine levels of vibration response due to a single individual on a structure. However, a more realistic representation of real-world conditions requires data for multiple pedestrians at any time.

The calculation of a response factor (R) or VDV value that is generated with multiple pedestrians enables VSATs to generate a more realistic prediction of how a structure will behave, and therefore lower the risk of post-occupancy remediation.