Michael Montgomery

Kinetica, Chief Technical Officer | Toronto, Canada

About

Dr. Michael 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 over 15 years of experience working on the design of high-profile tall buildings throughout the world.

Michael was Kinetica’s Principal in charge of the Y+C Condos, which received a CTBUH 2019 Structural Engineering Award of Excellence and co-developed the Coupling Damping which won the CTBUH 2019 Innovation First Prize. He has a number of publications in the area of tall building design and damping technologies.

CTBUH Designated Expert

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

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...

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Research

29 June 2021

Applications of Solid Viscoelastic Coupling Dampers (VCDs)in Wind and Earthquake Sensitive Tall Buildings

Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Luis Ardila & Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto

Solid Viscoelastic Coupling Dampers (VCDs) provide distributed damping that improves the dynamic performance of tall buildings for both wind-storms and earthquakes for all amplitudes of...

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Research

16 September 2014

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...

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