Michael Montgomery

Kinetica, Chief Technical Officer | Toronto, Canada

About

Dr. Montgomery (P.Eng.) is Kinetica’s Principal Structural Engineer and is an expert in the design of high-performance technologies that increase the resilience and dynamic performance of high-rise buildings and complex structures subject to wind and earthquake loading. Michael has 15 years of experience working on the design of high-profile tall buildings in Canada and internationally.

Michael was Kinetica’s Principal in charge of the Y+C Condos building Coupling Damper design. He has a number of patents and has numerous publications in the area of tall building design and damping technologies. Michael won the top prize for the 2011 Innovation Challenge Award, a Canadian national award recognizing inventions that have the potential of transforming industry practice.

CTBUH Roles

Chapter Treasurer, CTBUH Canada (2013 – Present)

Canada Chapter, Treasurer (2013 – Present)

Regional Representative, Toronto (2013 – 2014)

Working Group: Building Damping Technologies (2015 – 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (– Present; – Present; – Present; 2016; Chicago 2019)

Videos

16 September 2014

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Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers

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...

Research

16 September 2014

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Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers

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...

Research

19 September 2012

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Novel Coupling Damper System for Enhanced Performance of Tall Buildings

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...