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Profile of Andy Smith

Name
Andy Smith
Position
Technical Director | Associate
Phone
+1.519.823.1311 x2341
Email
Summary

Andy Smith is the engineering leader of mechanical design for RWDI’s Structural Dynamics and Motion Control Division. As skyscraper heights increase and space constraints grow, Andy’s ability to deliver lean, cost-effective damping systems that combine performance with safety and reliability is ever more valuable to our clients. Whether the project requires a wind-mitigating damping system for a tall building or a system to control pedestrian-induced bridge movement, Andy takes clients’ theoretical requirements and turns them into reality

A versatile lead engineer, proficient in a range of design and modeling technologies

  • EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering), Ryerson Polytechnic University, Canada
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), Ontario
    • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Development, design and implementation of supplementary damping systems ranging from 10 kg to 1000+ tonnes
    • Finite element analysis
    • Motion analysis
    • Pedestrian-induced motion mitigation
    • Wind-induced motion mitigation