Ground-borne Noise and Vibration
Vibration acoustics is the study of sound propagation through structures. The main areas of concern are re-radiated noise levels caused by vibrating structures and noise propagation from construction sites. As a structure vibrates it acts as a loudspeaker creating a sound radiating surface.
By conducting surveys and analysing data using noise prediction methods it is possible to determine the necessary level of vibration isolation required to ensure that noise level on sites built close to railways, motorways etc. meet the required standards.
Solutions are often found using resilient constructions such as isolated buildings, sprung concrete slabs or resilient wall/ceiling linings.