This discipline focuses on techniques required to keep unwanted sound and vibration created by building services and equipment out of critical spaces. Noise from fans can travel through the building ductwork and create an undesirable level of noise in a given space. Vibration from rotating equipment can be transferred into the structure of a building, travel long distances and be radiated as noise into rooms through light weight walls and ceilings. Many electrical devices create hum which has a tone that can be annoying to occupants. Our consultants analyze all of these potential sources for their impact on the sound criteria established for each of the program spaces.
Not all spaces have the same criteria when it comes to noise floor level. In the early stages of design, we’ll establish the required ambient noise level to successfully achieve the program’s function. This could be for clear communication in a classroom, worker office productivity, background music, student music rehearsals or private library study for example.
Halo Systems’s knowledge of noise generating equipment is extensive and on-going as new equipment reaches the market place – new equipment can be louder. We offer recommendations to engineers based on experience, field testing results, and software. Our findings can be incorporated easily into standard specification sections and drawing schedules.
We design Vibration Control solutions for the following indicative categories:
Industrial vibration control applications (i.e. Chilling Units, air-conditioning units, boilers, HVAC etc).
Building applications to avoid structure borne vibration transmission (i.e. floating floors, floating walls etc).
Studio applications to construct floating surfaces using the “room in room” construction method. That includes floating ceilings, floating floors and floating walls.