Building Acoustics Articles

  • Green Walls: The New Wall-Y Technical Manual Is Online

    The Wall-Y Technical Manual is now available on our website, with updated data and a new graphic design. A useful tool to have all the technical specifications of our product and the prescriptions to correctly design systems for vertical green walls. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • A new and improved courtyard at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town with Geoplast Drainroof - Case Study

    Drainroof, Geoplast’s solution for roof gardens made of recycled low-density propylene, was recently chosen for alterations at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town. Noero Architects, a prestigious architectural firm with offices in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, conceived and supervised the project, while Abrach Construction carried it out. De Villiers & Hulme participated as ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Case study - Filming breakout noise from café and concert venue

    Problem A combined bar, bistro and concert venue in the city center has been renovated with a great emphasis on acoustic noise dampening. Nevertheless, the venue is still getting complaints from neighbours close by due to breakout noise from the location, especially during late night concerts. The establishment consists of a bar and bistro on the ground floor, with the concert venue on ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Fine-tuning acoustic isolation in buildings

    ACCIONA Infrastructure is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world - and is recognised for implementing the most advanced and innovative technology.  As research and design is vital to keep the company at the cutting edge in relation to technological developments, ACCIONA Infrastructure created a team to analyse noise and vibration. Where traditional ...

  • Relationship between indoor environmental quality and building envelopes covered by plants: a review of the literature

    It is not clear whether the benefits of improving outdoor environmental conditions inherent in urban plants apply to building indoor environment when plants are integrated on building envelopes. This paper reviews published research to date to clarify whether building envelopes covered by plants have effects on indoor environmental quality, and building occupants' health and comfort. The review ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise control · algorithms 5

    9. References P.M.Morse, K.U.Ingard, Theoretical Acoustics, Princeton University Press. J.Llinares, A.Llopis, J.Sáncho, 1996, Acústica arquitectónica y urbanística, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. A.Lawrence, 1970, Architectural Acoustics, Applied Science Publishers. L.Beranek, 1962, Music Acoustics and ...

  • Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and acoustics: a conceptual framework for predicting occupant satisfaction in sustainable office buildings

    The authors propose and test a conceptual framework that delineates occupants' satisfaction with thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and acoustics conditions via post-occupancy evaluation (POE). A self-administered, internet-based, POE questionnaire was administered in two office buildings that were designed and operated as county service centres in a Midwestern state. A series of multiple ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Melbourne water’s, Werribee wastewater treatment plant, Victoria, Australia - Case Study

    Werribee Wastewater Treatment Plant The GE Jenbacher generator runs on sewage gas (a type of biogas) produced from the sites anaerobic digesters. The generator is connected, via an integrated 415V circuit panel to step-up transformer. High voltage electricity is exported via transformers to provide base load power to Melbourne Water. The plant is designed to supply Melbourne Water with ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Sarakasi Theatre - room acoustical measurements and modelling

    Measuring Reverberation Time and Speech Intelligibility using Balloons and an MP3 Player as External Sound Sources The non-profit organisation Sarakasi Trust owns a theatre in Nairobi Kenya, inside the former Shan Cinema. In this theatre, youths from the city slums are trained to be acrobats, so that they learn how to make a living without having to resort to crime. Shows and concerts are ...

  • New mandatory acoustic testing in UK schools

    As a result of campaigning by the National Deaf Children’s Society,The Department for Children, Schools and Families, has recently announced a set of guidelines to improve acoustics in schools in England and Wales. Whilst acoustic standards in schools have been regulated by Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) since 2003, there is currently no mandatory requirement for pre-completion testing to ...


    By WSP

  • Planning for shake down

    Design improvements at operating power plants continue to challenge plant staff and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). While basic design calculations consider the capacity of components and stresses resulting from their use, few consider vibration issues in great detail in the design. Vibration can lead to instrumentation failure, cracking and fatigue damage, or early degradation of the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • World Class Indoor Acoustics

    On January 15th, 2005, the $440 million, new Copenhagen Opera House opened with a Royal Command Performance and the tones of Carl Nielsen, Donizetti, and Rossini. Likening the sound to the gift of a Stradivarius, the Royal theatres musical director was thrilled. It is a world class acoustic he commented, that at the same time is analytical, warm and round. Every subtlety, even the very quietest, ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • World class acoustics on the waterfront

    This opera house balances the intimate and the very loud.” The guest conductors, opera directors, music staff and the chairman of the orchestra were equally delighted with the sound achieved. English consulting company Arup Acoustics, responsible for the design of the new opera house’s acoustics, chose ODEON modelling software for this and for many of its other major projects within ...

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