Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Kinetica

Kinetica engineers are experts in advanced damping and isolation technologies which enhance the performance of buildings and infrastructure that is subjected to dynamic loads such as wind storms and extreme earthquakes. Kinetica is a leader in the design and implementation of new innovative high-performance structural control technologies.

Kinetica markets the cutting-edge VCD technology that greatly enhances the performance of high-rise buildings and results in significant savings while improving the comfort of occupants and the resilience of these important structures. Through the use of advanced vibration control technologies Kinetica engineers are committed to making more efficient, safer and more robust structures throughout the world.

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Kinetica Connected Global News

New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise

New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise

4 Dec 2015, Toronto – YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of…

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Kinetica at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos

21 Mar 2018, Tour Report – The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed…

Kinetica at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos
21 Mar 2018, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower development in downtown Toronto.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.
Toronto Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Toronto under the lead of CTBUH Canada. The highly successful tour led to many discussion on the lessons learned.
CTBUH Canada Tours ICE Condos at York Center, Toronto
19 Nov 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour – ironically during an early winter snow storm – of the ICE Condominiums.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.
Canada Chapter Tours The L Tower
27 Feb 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada Chapter hosted a tour of The L Tower, the under-construction iconic residential building in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.
The GTA, a Region in Transition
25 Sep 2013, Toronto – Event Report
Keynote speakers and authors of the Strategic Regional Research report, Iain Dobson and Glenn Miller, led a provocative discussion about high-rise trends in the Greater Toronto Area.
Tour of the Hullmark Centre
13 Aug 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
Michael Montgomery of Kinetica Dynamics and Andrea Calla of Tridel showed off the under-construction Hullmark Centre during a tour attended by more than 40 people.

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Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

CTBUH Country Treasurer, 2013 – Present
Toronto, Canada

CTBUH Resources Involving Kinetica

Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Michael Montgomery, Kinetica & Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Constantin Christopoulos, Associate Professor, U of Toronto

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Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto

Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica Dynamics

Videos

Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica & Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The developer’s mandate for this project was to maximize sellable space and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners; Ahmad Abdelrazaq,…
Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Constantin Christopoulos, Associate Professor, U of Toronto
As high-rise buildings are built taller and more slender, the dynamic behavior becomes a critical design consideration. Current damping systems cannot be reliably used to reduce wind or earthquake design loads and they occupy the most valuable space…
Track 12: Controlling & Harnessing Building Movement Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Track 12 panel consisting of: Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia Inc.; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame, answer questions from delegates.

Papers/Research

Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The developer’s mandate for this project was to maximize sellable space and…
Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica Dynamics
As high-rise buildings become taller and more slender, dynamic behavior becomes a critical design consideration. Wind loads cause large vibrations which can be perceived by building occupants, while severe earthquakes can cause building damage.…

Tall Buildings Involving Kinetica