As cities expand, buildings become more valuable and lands that were once undesirable are now being transformed into high-quality office and commercial spaces. A major challenge for the development of lands near underground or surface railways is overcoming ground-borne vibration, which can transmit up through a structural system, annoying occupants and disturbing high sensitive equipment which may be located inside. Within large constructions there can be multiple sources of noise and vibration which must be addressed on an individual basis. There are various isolation techniques that are required to ascertain the source of the problem.
Equipment generating dynamic forces must also be considered very carefully. For mixed use developments, floors should also be treated for impact noise as this will be transmitted in all directions through the entire structure of the building.
At Inspired Noise Solutions we understand that there are many factors to consider when attenuating noise and vibration within a structure and will advise on the most suitable solution going forward.