Noise insulation, vibration reduction, architectural acoustics

Sport halls, gyms, fitness facilities and spa

When designing, building and renovating gyms and fitness facilities, serious attention should be paid to the issues of sound and vibration insulation, as well as creating the required acoustic comfort in the premises.

In the current SNiP (Construction Rules and Regulations), there are no specific requirements for soundproofing of gyms and fitness facilities. Therefore, when designing, each customer determines such requirements independently, incl. based on many years of European experience. At the same time, in the SNiP there are requirements for the acoustic characteristics of large sports facilities.

For sports facilities, adjacent to residential areas or hotel rooms, the method of integrated sound insulation of all surfaces on the "floor-wall-ceiling" system is successfully applied

Key numbers

45 dBA

the maximum permissible level of the noise penetrating into a gym as per the CR "Noise Protection"

1-2 seconds

the recommended reverberation time for the gym

Issues of Sound and Vibration Insulation and Acoustics in in gyms and fitness facilities:

  • Sound and vibration insulation of sports facilities from adjacent residential premises or hotel rooms. The issue is relevant when placing sports facilities in built-in and adjacent residential premises or in hotel buildings.
  • Sound and vibration insulation of engineering equipment: reduction of noise from ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as other adjacent technical premises (vibration insulation of refrigerating machines, noise insulation of chillers, etc.). At the same time, the objects of protection are directly gyms, as well as household and administrative premises adjacent to the technical premises.
  • Creating the required acoustic environment in gyms. For large sports facilities (arenas, stadiums) the possibility of obtaining good sound amplification equipment is also a condition for their multifunctional use. Such facilities when free from sporting events can be used as concert venues with a large capacity. Therefore, when designing large sports facilities, as a rule, an acoustic engineer is invited, who is working on the "double" use of these facilities and is responsible for the required acoustic design of the facilities.
  • Creating acoustic comfort in gyms and fitness facilities. In this section, the use of acoustic materials reduces the room's echoing and noise during the exercise machines operation or during sports events (group classes, etc.) All this favorably influences the quality and the result of sports activities.
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Acoustic Group recommendations

Engineering solutions book "SOUNDPROOFING STRUCTURES"

The album contains detailed schemes of sound-insulating structures of walls, floors and floor slabs, as well as vibration isolation schemes of engineering equipment.

Wood fiber panels SOUNDBOARD

It is recommended for the use in gyms and shooting ranges due to its vandal-proof properties.

Acoustic project design

The Acoustic Project Design is an official document which is a special chapter of the project construction design documentation of the object.

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