Vibration Assessments and Vibration Surveys

When a sensitive building is to be constructed near a source of vibration such as overground and underground railway or construction sites, the groundborne transmission of vibration must be considered by the Acoustic Engineer on the project. There are standards such as BS8233 which provide vibration guidelines for residential, educational and commercial buildings. In some cases, this is invoked in local authority planning policy. Sustainability is always a consideration and we can also conduct BREEAM Noise Surveys as required.

Acoustic Survey, Measurement and Testing

By conducting vibration surveys using accelerometers and analysing data using noise prediction methods we can determine the necessary level of vibration isolation required. This data is needed to ensure that noise level on sites built close to sources of vibration meet the required standards. Solutions are often found using resilient constructions such as isolated buildings, sprung concrete slabs or resilient bars, wall and ceiling linings.
We’re well versed in a whole range of surveys and applications including;

  • Noise Impact Assessments
  • Industrial Noise Surveys
  • Assessment of Industrial Noise Pollution
  • Construction Noise Surveys, Assessments and Vibration Monitoring
  • Noise & Vibration Surveys cover airborne & groundborne sound
  • Acoustics for Planning
  • Noise & Vibration Impact Assessments
  • Noise Testing / Sound Testing

Noise & Vibration Modelling

If necessary, we carry out an auralisation at our 3D studio in Brixton to allow clients to subjectively appreciate the incoming noise from vibration. That allows a confirmation of the brief before a sign off on large design elements such as structure isolation of a whole building. We can successfully model and recreate a whole range of sounds from impact sound to flanking noise and transmission.

We also offer a noise and vibration monitoring service on a long term or survey basis which you can read more about here.

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