Noise insulation, vibration reduction, architectural acoustics

Apartment Buildings

In the design, construction, and renovation of residential premises and buildings, a due attention should be paid to the issues of acoustic comfort.

In the design and construction of such facilities, apart from the issues of sufficient sound insulation between adjacent apartments and rooms, it is important to consider the presence of noise sources in the building, such as common areas, commercial and administrative premises, elevator halls and elevator machine rooms, service premises (ventilation chambers, heat stations, refrigerating centers, transformer halls, etc.). Noise from such sources can penetrate into residential premises of apartments and have a negative impact on residents. Ultimately, the level of acoustic comfort in the apartment rooms will affect the housing prestige and cost.

Key numbers

52 dB

the required index value of airborne sound insulation by partition/interfloor structures between adjacent apartments

58 dB

the required index value of the reduced impact noise level under the flooring of adjacent apartments

40/30 dBA

the allowable sound level in the residential premises of the apartments at day/night time

70 dB

the index value of airborne noise insulation by structures partitions or floors, at which the highest possible acoustic comfort is achieved, whereas the level and nature of noise in the adjacent room no longer matter

Issues of Sound and Vibration Insulation and Acoustics in Apartment Buildings:

  • vibration insulation of building foundations;
  • comprehensive sound insulation of service premises and vibration insulation of engineering equipment installed in service premises;
  • sound insulation of floorings from impact and airborne noise (from the floor or ceiling side);
  • sound insulation of inter-room walls (airborne noise);
  • sound insulation of interior partitions (airborne noise);
  • sound insulation of common areas (access lobbies).
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