Motioneering

World leaders in motion control solutions

Advances in damping technology is enabling buildings and structures to be higher and more ambitious than ever before. From landmark skyscrapers to long-span bridges, our field-leading wind engineers and motion-control specialists design and deliver performance-based damping® solutions necessary to achieve outstanding technical performance and business success.

 

Feature Projects

Explore Our Work

  • Taipei 101 tuned mass damper

    Taipei 101 – Taipei, Taiwan

    This 101-story skyscraper was the tallest building in the world for six years. Motioneering designed the 660-ton tuned mass damper (TMD) that is the tower’s main supplementary damping system. In addition to supporting the building’s performance and the comfort of its occupants, the damper’s elegant single pendulum has become a noted tourist attraction.

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk –

    Peach Springs, Arizona

    This cantilever bridge, whose floor is made of a 2-1/2-inch-thick glass walkway, extends 70 feet over the Grand Canyon. Our team created three TMD units to mitigate the potential for uncomfortable motion on this unique structure, which is sensitive to both wind and pedestrian movement. Nested inside the structure’s U-shaped support beams, the TMD system was designed to avoid obstructing visitors’ views through the glass floor.

  • 432 Park Avenue damper

    432 Park Avenue –
    New York, 
    New York

    Soaring 1,396 feet (426m) above Manhattan, this tall, slender tower became an instant icon. Due to its 15:1 height-to-width ratio the tower is susceptible to oscillating movements as well as swaying. The Motioneering team designed the two 600-ton tuned mass dampers that mitigate the building’s wind-induced motion.

Motioneering has consulted on over 180 supplementary damping systems across the globe. 

(Over 100 damping systems are currently completed or in progress.)

Our Approach

Research driven

Our experienced team of technical experts understand how to measure, predict and control undesirable motions in structures of all types. With our signature performance-based damping® solutions we offer systems that are tuned, verified and measured for performance. We work with clients in the earliest design to stages to understand their needs and challengers, developing the customized solution to suit their designs. And our involvement doesn’t stop there: With ongoing monitoring and maintenance, we enable long-term performance, eliminating structural fatigue and adding value to the building or bridge asset. 

Technical Team

The Motioneering team brings an unmatched combination of technical depth and real-world project experience. Our capabilities in wind engineering and motion control are respected around the world. We’re active contributors to international technical and engineering communities, advancing the boundaries of our fields and setting new standards for performance, efficiency and resilience.

Proven Solutions

Having helped to pioneer the field of supplementary damping systems, our team has been an industry leader for more than 25 years, realizing damping solutions for more than 75 major projects around the world, including buildings, bridges, floors, platforms, cables, spires and other slender structures.   

How it works

Demonstration of a Tuned Mass Damper

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