Low Vibration/High Tech
Modern technical equipment, such as electron microscopes, beam therapy units, particle accelerators and other really cool physics kit is highly sensitive to vibration that is imperceptible to humans. New research and healthcare developments must, therefore, accommodate ambient vibration levels, e.g. from nearby plant installations, major roads and underground railways, to ensure that the buildings can be used for all of their intended purposes. The response of the built structure itself is also a factor to ensure that occupant activity such as slamming doors, moving heavy loads and lifts, do not themselves give rise to excessive levels of vibration.
We have extensive experience of such issues gained from numerous healthcare, medical and general research developments, including the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.