Omer Tigli, Phd, P.E.

Vibrations Group Director

      

Omer has over 16 years of research and consulting experience on the structural vibrations of a wide variety of building systems including healthcare, mixed-use, higher education, research and laboratories, retail, residential, office, entertainment venues and pedestrian bridges. Omer’s vibration consulting services deliver his unique three-in-one perspective: as a researcher, a vibration consultant and a structural engineer. This unique combination leads to creative, employable and cost-effective solutions. His structural engineering background facilitates the collaborations with the structural engineer and other design team members and assures the successful implementation of the recommendations.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Structural Engineering – Northeastern University
Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Bogazici University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Bogazici University

Professional Registration

Connecticut 

Featured projects

Vertex Pharmaceuticals at Fan Pier – Boston, MA – Vibration consulting work for a vivarium floor, typical wet lab space and multiple sensitive equipment (NMR and MRIs) located at various levels of the two towers (1,100,000 SF). We performed finite element-based vibration analysis of the floors and recommended structural framing modifications to the design team to meet the vibration criteria.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Brigham Building for the Future – Boston, MA – Our vibration consulting work for Brigham Building for the Future project included the vibration analysis and framing recommendations for a vivarium floor, a monumental stair and typical wet lab spaces.

Boston Children’s Hospital – Pedestrian Bridge – Boston, MA – We performed finite element-based vibration analysis of the pedestrian bridge and recommended cost-effective structural modifications to accomplish vibration performance objectives.

121 Seaport Boulevard – Boston, MA – We performed vibration transmission analysis from a cycling studio to office tenants upstairs and recommended structural mitigations. We took vibration measurements before and after the implementation and verified the success of the improvements.

Bulfinch Crossing – Boston, MA – We performed finite element-based floor vibration analysis to design cost-effective floor framing that met standard office vibration criteria. We also performed vibration transmission analysis from cars moving at the garage levels to the residential units sharing the same floor plate and designed structural framing to control transmitted vibration to acceptable levels.

HEALTHCARE:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Hale Family Clinical Building – Boston, MA
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Walter Reed Campus – Washington, D.C.
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Boston, MA
  • Chestnut Hill Square, Medical Office Building – Newton, MA
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital New Addition – Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building – Boston, MA
  • Partners HealthCare at Assembly Row – Somerville, MA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Street Project – Boston, MA
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Two Brookline Place – Brookline, MA

CORPORATE:

  • 10 Fan Pier Blvd. – Boston, MA
  • 100 Binney St. – Cambridge, MA
  • 100 College St. – New Haven, CT
  • 100 Northern Ave. – South Boston, MA
  • 101 Seaport Blvd. – Boston, MA
  • 121 Seaport Blvd. – Boston, MA
  • 300 Massachusetts Ave. – Cambridge, MA
  • 610 Main St. – Cambridge, MA
  • 888 Boylston St. – Boston, MA
  • Atlantic Wharf – Boston, MA
  • Bulfinch Crossing / One Congress – Boston, MA
  • Cambridge Crossing, Parcel G – Cambridge, MA
  • Cambridge Crossing, Parcel H – Cambridge, MA
  • Liberty Mutual – Boston, MA
  • Novartis Headquarters – Cambridge, MA

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Bulfinch Crossing (Building 1B) – Boston, MA
  • City Hall Redevelopment – West Palm Beach, FL
  • South Station Tower – Boston, MA

RETAIL:

  • American Dream – East Rutherford, NJ
  • Chestnut Hill Square – Newton, MA
  • River Landing Shopping Center – Miami, FL

RESEARCH & LABORATORY:

  • 180 Third Ave. – Waltham, MA
  • Boynton Yards, Building 2 – Somerville, MA
  • 201 Brookline Ave at Landmark Center – Boston, MA
  • 250 North St. at Cambridge Crossing – Cambridge, MA
  • Draper Laboratory – Cambridge, MA
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals at
  • 100 College St. – New Haven, CT

EDUCATION:

  • Bently University Ice Arena – Waltham, MA
  • Emerson College, Boylston Place Dormitory – Boston, MA
  • University of Miami , Rosenstiel School – Virginia Key, FL
  • MIT Kendall Square, SoMa Building 3 & 5 – Cambridge, MA
  • Northeastern University, GrandMarc Residences – Boston, MA
  • University of Miami, Cox Neuroscience Building – Coral Gables, FL

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital Pedestrian Bridge – Boston, MA
  • Liberty Mutual – Pedestrian Bridge – Boston, MA
  • 100 College Pedestrian Bridge – New Haven, CT
  • Omni Hotel Pedestrian Bridge – Boston, MA
  • 10/20 CityPoint Connector Bridge – Waltham, MA

MIXED-USE:

  • 10 Fan Pier Blvd. – Boston, MA
  • River Landing – Miami, FL
  • City Hall Redevelopment – West Palm Beach, FL
  • MIT Kendal Square – Cambridge, MA
  • South Station Tower – Boston, MA
  • 1000 Boylston St., Parcel 12 – Boston, MA

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE:

  • American Dream Meadowlands – East Rutherford, NJ
  • Chestnut Hill Square – Newton, MA
  • Charles River Plaza – Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard Alumni Stadium – Cambridge, MA
  • Warrior Ice Arena – Brighton, MA
  • Fenway Theater, Performing art center – Boston, MA
  • Polar Park Project – Worchester, MA
Publications
Tigli O.F., Optimum Vibration Absorber (Tuned Mass Damper) Design for Linear Damped Systems Subjected to Random Loads, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331 (13), 2012, pp. 3035-3049
Tigli O.F., Floor Vibrations on Healthcare Facilities: A Case Study on a Surgical Microscope, Proceedings of IMAC-XXXII, Orlando, Florida USA, February 3 – 6, 2014. In: “Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4”, pp. 91-99
Tigli O.F., Human-induced vibration propagation on a Composite Floor System, Proceedings of IMAC-XXIX, Jacksonville, Florida USA, January 31 – February 3, 2011. In: “Civil Engineering Topics, Volume 4, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series,” T. Proulx Ed., Springer-Verlag (New York), Vol. 7, 2011, pp. 99-108
Tigli O.F. and Caracoglia, L, Mitigation of Low-velocity, Wind-induced Vibration of an Architectural Spire, Proceedings of IMAC-XXIX, Jacksonville, Florida USA, January 31 – February 3, 2011. In: “Civil Engineering Topics, Volume 4, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series,” T. Proulx Ed., Springer-Verlag (New York), Vol. 7, 2011, pp. 109-119
Tigli O.F. and Bernal D., Estimation of Zeros from Cepstra of Measured Responses, Proceedings of the 3rd International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, Portonovo, Italy, May 4-6, 2009
Tigli O.F., Estimation of zeros from Response Measurements, PhD Dissertation, 2008
Bernal D. and Tigli O.F., On the use of zeros in Model Updating, Proceedings of SMSST’07, Chongqing & Nanjing, China, May 22-27, 2007
Bernal D. and Tigli O.F., A State-Space Examination of Fictive Constraints, Proceedings of IMAC-25, On CD, Orlando, FL February, 2007
Bernal D. and Tigli O.F., Down-Sampled ERA: ERA/S, Proceedings of IMAC-25, On CD, Orlando, FL February, 2007
D. Zonta, O. Bursi, M. Pozzi, Bernal D. and Tigli O.F., Localization of Damage in a Set of Concrete Beams: Comparison of two techniques, Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, CA June 2006
Bernal D. and Tigli O.F., Analytical Expansion of Transfer Matrices, Proceedings of IMAC-24, On CD, St. Louis, MO February, 2006 (Cited by 4 other publications)
Tigli O.F., Finite Element Modeling of a New Reinforced Masonry Wall Type, MS Thesis, 2003