Noise insulation, vibration reduction, architectural acoustics

Fitness-Class Complex (Kiev)

  • 2003
  • Location:
    Ukraine, Kiev
This sports complex has many halls and rooms, and the main purpose is to provide maximum acoustic comfort for all guests. There were two issues to solve: isolate airborne noise, caused by music, trainers and guests; isolate vibration caused by engineering equipment.

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This sports complex has many halls and rooms, and the main purpose is to provide maximum acoustic comfort for all guests. There were two issues to solve: isolate airborne noise, caused by music, trainers and guests; isolate vibration caused by engineering equipment.

The first issue was solved with metal frame constructed on the ceiling. This frame is connected to the ceiling with special mounting hardware called Vibroflex. This hardware consists of two metal connectors coupled with elastomer pad. Using this system, we can be sure vibration won’t get through Vibroflex. We filled frame with Shumanet-BM mineral wool, to isolate airborne noise. The frame was covered with gypsum board.

Engineering equipment was isolated with Sylomer pads. This solution prevents vibration transfer from the equipment to the floor.