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Dynamics of buildings (online) Damping of high-rise buildings subject to wind

Extra (4th) module to the course Dynamics of buildings in which Sergio Sánchez elaborates on the phenomenon of damping, in particular damping of high-rise structures. This extra module is in English. Free of charge for participants of dynamics courses. Small contribution for other participants.

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Stadskantoor Leyweg, ontw. & afb.: Rudy Uytenhaak ArchitectenbureauContent extra module 4 Damping in high-rise buildings subject to wind

On Thursday 30th of March, an extra module of the online course Dynamics of buildings will take place. Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft) will elaborate on the aspect of damping, the damping of high-rise structures subject to wind in particular. He obtained his PhD on this topic in 2018. A link to his dissertation can be found on the TU Delft website. This extra module can be followed free of charge by participants of (a module of) the online course Dynamics of Buildings (Dynamica van gebouwen), and Dynamica, inleiding. A small contribution will be required from other participants. See further down at Costs. The module will be taught in English.

Fig.: Stadskantoor Leyweg, design and model: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau.

Program 30th March 2023 evening


Walk-in / Reception in 'lobby' of MS Teams



Introduction by organizer of course

Mic Barendsz (Bouwen met Staal)


Damping in high-rise buildings subject to wind
Introduction to high-rise building vibrations subject to wind Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft)


Prediction of damping Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft)


Short break



Damping in high-rise buildings subject to wind
Identification of damping Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft)


Study-case: Application of the damping predictors and identification techniques in several tall buildings located in The Netherlands Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft)









Lecturer is: Sergio Sánchez (TU Delft)

Fig.: Radartoren Maasvlakte, arch.: Syb van Breda & Co architects, photo: Danny Cornelissen.

Target audience

Consulting engineers, structural designers, structural engineers, draftsman / engineers, supervisors (employees of construction supervision and private building plan assessors). Also interesting for technically minded architects, teachers of Architecture and Civil Engineering and employees of construction and steel construction companies.



Permanent education

Registered (or chartered) designers, chartered engineers and registered construction supervisord (register-ontwerpers, register-constructeurs en register-toetsers) receive for this module 2 points for permanent education or entry to the Constructeursregister. 2 KE/PE-point per module.

If you fill in the points for permanent education online via My CR in the Constructeursregister, you can tick the Dynamics of buildings modules on the list of activities. When the number of credits is assessed, this is checked by the assessment committee on the basis of the list of participants.

Fig.: Adam Tower, arch. & photo: Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen architecten, uitwerking door OZ architecten (Amsterdam).


One evening from 18:30-21:00 h.
Participants of both modules 4 and 5 receive a simple meal between classes.

Where and when

Date: 30th of March 2023.
Time: 18:30-21:00 h. 

Locatie: De Vechtsebanen, Mississippidreef 151, Utrecht. 

Physically and possibly online to follow

The Dynamics of Buildings course will is held in class in Utrecht. This is preferable because of the good interaction between teacher and participants. If you are not able to attend live, course modules can be followed online.

Cost and study materials

Cost for this module: € 50 for company members of the association Bouwen met Staal; € 75 for other interested parties. Prices are VAT excluded. The course price includes the powerpoint presentation. See our general registration and payment conditions (algemene inschrijvings- en betalingsvoorwaarden).

This extra course module is free of charge for participants of the online course Dynamics of Buildings (Dynamica van gebouwen), editions 2019, 2021 and 2022 – as a whole or one or more modules thereof – and Dynamica, inleiding. If applicable, please write in the 'Opmerkingen'-field 'free of charge'.

Sign up

To participate, please register via the 'Register' button at the top or bottom of this page. After registration you will receive an automatic notification of your registration by e-mail. All participants, also students of the course Dynamics of Buildings, need to subscribe. The participants will receive a final confirmation with details and a link to the online course. New participants will receive an invoice by separate e-mail.


The extra course module is organized by Bouwen met Staal. For more information, please contact Carla Banis and Mic Barendsz, Bouwen met Staal, tel. 088-3531212. Or write an email to The course Dynamics of Buildings is the result of a previous collaboration between Bouwen met Staal and Betonvereniging, Centrum Hout and SBRCURnet.