Building Acoustics

Avoid Complications With Versatile And Effective Monitoring Solutions

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Large colour touch screen display for accurate Sound Insulation & Building Acoustics Testing

The multichannel software Nor-850 module for sound power testing offers an intuitive and direct solution for complete measurement and reporting.

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Nor277 is the third generation of tapping machines from Norsonic for performing standardised impact noise tests (foot fall noise). 

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A powerful sound source designed for in-situ building acoustics measurements.

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A powerful sound source designed for in-situ building acoustics measurements per ISO 16283-1:2014.

Nor282 POWER AMPLIFIER

The power amplifier ensures that you get the maximum sound pressure level out of the Norsonic range of speakers.

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What Impacts Building Acoustics?

Thousands of tests are performed each year using equipment supplied by Campbell Associates to meet the requirements of ISO140, BB93 and ISO9614 standards.

Building acoustics are a vital part of any building design and construction. Not only does it impact the indoor environmental quality, but it will also contribute to the comfort of those using the building for many years to come. Poor building acoustics can lead to a significant impact on health, communication and productivity, so getting it right is key.

While getting the building acoustics right is important for any construction project going perfectly, it’s also a legal requirement to get them tested prior to completion - but what exactly impacts them?

The key six things to consider when thinking about building acoustics in the design and construction process are:

  • The volume and geometry of the space

  • The sound absorption, transmission and reflection characteristics of surfaces within the space, and those enclosing the space

  • The sound absorption, transmission and reflection characteristics of materials separating the spaces i.e. insulation

  • The potential sound inside or outside

  • Potential airborne sound transmission

  • Impact noise throughout the building

According to Part E of the Building Requirements, there’s four key factors that need to be covered when testing a building’s acoustics depending on the type of building:

  • E1 - Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings.

  • E2 – Protection against sound within a dwelling/house etc

  • E3 – Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes

  • E4 – Acoustic Conditions in Schools

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Thousands of tests are performed each year using equipment supplied by Campbell Associates to meet the requirements of ISO140, BB93 and ISO9614 standards.

Building acoustics are a vital part of any building design and construction. Not only does it impact the indoor environmental quality, but it will also contribute to the comfort of those using the building for many years to come. Poor building acoustics can lead to a significant impact on health, communication and productivity, so getting it right is key.