FPInnovations is proud to announce that Lin Hu, Senior Scientist at FPInnovations, has been rewarded the 2017 ISO Excellence Award for her contributions in the area of floor vibrations.
The ISO Excellence Award recognizes the contribution of individuals for recent achievements related to ISO’s technical work that can be considered as a major contribution to furthering the interests of standardization and related activities.
Alongside her team at FPInnovations, Lin’s expertise and contribution focus on ambient vibration tests (AVTs) on mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings and vibration tests on wood floors as well as on designing methods to control wind-induced lateral vibrations of wood buildings and motion-induced floor vibrations of contemporary wood floors. These design methods are further applied to develop span limits for CLT floors, and these limits are presently given in the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) O86 standard (Engineering design in wood: CLT design provisions in the Supplement of the Canadian Timber Design Standard 086-16, Mississauga, 2016) — the wood design standard in Canada.
Lin Hu, PhD, is a senior scientist in the Advanced Building Systems Group at FPInnovations, and has been with the organization since 1993. Her specializations are vibration control of wood floors and buildings, sound insulation of wood buildings, and non-destructive evaluation and quality control using modal test, stress wave, and X-ray scanning techniques. Lin has authored more than 100 technical publications with readers all around the world. She is a co-author of the standard ISO 18324:2016 Timber Structures – Test Methods – Floor Vibration Performance, which led to the 2016 ISO Excellence Award. She is also a co-author of the technical report ISO/TR 21136: 2017 Timber Structures – Methods for establishing human cceptability criterion for vibrational serviceability of timber floors, which led to this year ISO Excellence Award.