Due to the increasing rates of urbanisation and the ever growing urban population, it is inferable that the demand on multi-story construction industry will continue to increase. In Australia, having an urban population of approximately 21 million, equivalent to 90% of the total population, the construction industry is a key driver and contributes to approximately 7.8% of the country’s GDP in value added terms, where issues regarding quality control, reduced workplace productivity, onsite safety, skilled labour shortages, rising costs and environmental impacts are of great concern.
Modular building construction is an emerging trend in the construction industry. During the course of road transportation of the modular unit of a building, vehicular vibrations on the truck-trailer may cause damage to components that are attached to the unit. The amount of dynamic loading depends on many parameters including the level of loading on the vehicle, location of the centre of mass, suspension setup of the truck-trailer, and amount of damping of the vibrating parts.