A problem arose during the design of major site renovations of a research campus that serves several research organizations. Prior to the site planning, two tenant organizations had progressed far into the design of new laboratory facilities. Each facility had a demonstrable sensitivity to vibration; unfortunately, there had been little coordination of the vibration requirements of the two facilities. After considering several alternative routes for the campus' central road, practical and political issues dictated that it must pass between the two laboratories, the sites of which had already been established. The research areas of the two buildings were separated y about 120m. The site planners recognized that traffic on the road might generate vibrations that could have an adverse impact on the research efforts of both organizations. Because the building designs had progressed so far, it was infeasible to move either building, and all of the other alternate routes were ruled out. Thus, the objective of the study discussed herein was to define a compromise route for the spine road between the two facilities that would have the least impact on the two laboratories.
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