Four papers were presented at the Institute of Acoustics conference, Acoustics '87, (see IRRD 816055), that together describe a recent TRRL study in which the possible link between traffic induced vibrations and building damage was examined by exposing an unoccupied house to simulated traffic vibrations. The background and reasons for carrying out this piece of research are also given. The papers were: Traffic vibration and building damage (Nelson,PM and Watts,GR); Monitoring the effects of simulated road traffic on a test house - experimental method (Hood,RA and Marshall,C); Monitoring the effects of simulated road traffic on a test house - results (Marshall,C and Hood,RA); Response of building elements to simulated traffic vibrations (Watts,GR). For abstracts of these papers see IRRD 816051-816054.

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