ACTION PLANNING AND TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN VIBRATIONS MONITORING AND REDUCTION

Vibration impact to the urban areas may cause serious negative problems up to the buildings and construction breakdown and inhabitants decease. Main urban vibration sources are considered (energetic units, industrial plants, transport etc). The authors are presenting in the paper the international experience of development of action planning and technical solutions for urban vibrations monitoring and reduction. In EU countries, and Italy in particular, there are a specific Directive and a National Law regarding the protection of workers from risks resulting from mechanical vibration, Directive 2002/44/CE and D.Lgs. 81/2008 have fixed criteria for the measurements and the evaluation of workers’ exposure to vibrations. The same thing cannot be said for the problem of negative effects of vibrations on buildings. Nevertheless some studies have been carried on giving evidence to the problem, above all in road and gallery building and in constructions near residential areas.
In Russian Federation among of the most negative vibration sources are hydro power stations and transport. Results of analysis of in impact to urban territories on the example of Samara region of Russia are submitted. As an example of Russian experience the methods and results of vibration monitoring and reduction in Samara Region are considered.
New integrated approaches to urban vibrations monitoring and reduction are suggested, based on which an example of joint integration action planning for urban vibrations monitoring is developed and described.

Autori: Alfinito, Luzzi, Vasilyev