Sound control solutions with national technical approval
Getzner at the BAU 2017 in Munich
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Bürs (Austria), Munich (Germany). Getzner Werkstoffe will be showcasing its latest noise and vibration protection solutions for buildings at BAU 2017 in Munich. The certified elastic Sylomer® and Sylodyn® bearings bring peace and quiet to built structures, thereby increasing property values. These polyurethane materials – developed in-house by our own experts – can be used in a variety of applications in the construction sector.
In order to harness the full potential of buildings, including those standing on foundation soil susceptible to vibrations, Getzner develops sound control solutions from polyurethane (PU). These elastic solutions counteract the vibrations transmitted via elements such as ceilings and walls in a targeted manner and can be seen first-hand on the Getzner stand at the BAU 2017 trade fair from 16th to 21st January 2017 in Munich. “We are particularly pleased that the national technical approval (abZ) granted to Sylodyn® and Sylomer® – our proven materials for vibration protection in buildings – now officially confirms their conformity with the latest technology standards in terms of quality, reliability and durability. This makes a simple and safe structural analysis possible using the assessment concept we provide,” explains Sebastian Wiederin, product manager at Getzner.
Bringing vibration protection to life at BAU 2017
The sources of disturbance for buildings are frequently nearby railway lines, roads or industrial complexes. Two vibration platforms on the Getzner stand at BAU 2017 will simulate the effectiveness of the resilient bedding of buildings. “Visitors can trigger vibrations using buzzers and see for themselves how effectively our sophisticated vibration protection technology works,” says Sebastian Wiederin. In the real world, the overriding outcome is always a reduction in vibration and noise. “From protecting an opera house in the midst of rumbling traffic to a school building next to a power plant – our bespoke solutions provide buildings with a highly efficient form of decoupling and protect against disruptive vibrations,” adds Sebastian Wiederin. The best example of these highly efficient projects is the elastically decoupled development in Arnulfpark, Munich, where housing has been constructed right next to a busy urban railway line.
Floating floors explained in detail by experts
The Getzner stand will also showcase a detailed exhibition of the use of floating floors in the building acoustics sector. A cross section of a typical floor construction with PU materials will be explained by developers and experts on the stand. The footfall noise generated whenever people walk can be transmitted to nearby rooms via walls and ceilings, often causing considerable annoyance. In addition to full-surface bearings and discrete bearings, Getzner specialists also develop a range of customised solutions for studios, fitness centres and renovation projects. “We are happy to help customers find the optimum solution for the challenge they face,” emphasises Sebastian Wiederin.
“It is not just the experience we have amassed over many years at Getzner Werkstoffe that lies behind the success of our high-tech, technically approved materials for structural dynamics and building acoustics, but also our philosophy: we develop individual solutions in cooperation with the customer,” summarises Sebastian Wiederin. A selection of the projects Getzner is currently working on will also be on show on the Getzner stand. The vibration experts will be on hand to share their detailed knowledge and answer any questions visitors may have.
BAU 2017 trade fair
16th - 21st January 2017, Munich