LARGE BUILDING VIBRATION ISOLATION
Large building vibration isolation – New buildings, located on plots of land that are subject to vibrations are being constructed every day. Whether this vibration present in the ground is due to nearby railway lines, roads or industrial complexes, if it is not correctly addressed then problems can arise. These problems can manifest themselves as simply the vibration, or, more predominantly, in the form of re-radiated noise caused by the vibration of different structural elements such as floors and walls, as well as all fixtures and fittings.
Why is there an increasing requirement for a large building vibration isolation?
- Increasing urban density and the desire to develop on any profitable land has led to buildings being constructed in close proximity to existing transport infrastructure or industrial developments.
- Maximizing the value of these developments and the associated client expectations.
- Tendency towards more lightweight construction with larger span slabs that are more prone to vibration problems.
- Increased legislation and guidance from projects such as Crossrail.