Successful construction projects in cities are a tightrope walk: the central location is not only the bestselling benefit, but also the cause of many problems in later utilisation. High levels of external noise, vibrations and structure-borne noise in the building, noise conflicts due to mixed use. A sustainable vibration protection is the basis for preventive noise protection here, especially when redesigning city buildings or developing vibration prone areas.
What architects and planners should know
- Vibrations lead to structure-borne sound and noise in the building.
- In this case conventional sound insulation (e.g. noise-proof windows) remains ineffective
- Vibrations are mainly caused by rail traffic, commercial businesses or technical equipment
With Getzner's integrated solutions, the highest level of active vibration insulation and noise protection can be realised without being restricted in design or use. The application range of our elastomers extends from the targeted damping of single noise sources to the elastic bearing of entire buildings. This gives urban planners and architects additional leeway in object planning and more reliability towards clients, owners and investors.
- Integrated vibration protection: highly effective, durable, sustainable
- Greatest possible design freedom due to seamless integration into the building
- Materials approved by building authorities and sustainable production in Austria
What needs to be done now
It is worth clarifying at an early stage whether vibration problems and structure-borne noise are to be expected in your project, e.g. by taking measurements on site. However, our experts can also make a well-founded estimate regarding labour, costs and results in advance, based on only a few parameters. It is key to get in touch with us in good time for a quick consultation during your early planning.Click for contact
- It has a direct impact on the use, exploitation and profitability of properties
- It is not a question of later building equipment, as the structure itself must be protected
- It affects the entire building, the greatest effect being achieved in the foundation
- Preventive noise protection offers the greatest possible freedom for design and usage
Identify the hidden causes of noise
A frequently underestimated problem in urban development is noise caused by vibrations and shocks. Vibrations can impact from the outside as well as from the inside of a building and lead to disruptive noises. Not only traffic noise, trams or underground trains, but also technical equipment in the building, such as air conditioning units or lifts, can have a negative impact in the form of noise. The good news is that as a rule, structure-borne sound can be anticipated and noise is therefore preventable. This is exactly where Getzner comes into play. As an expert in vibration insulation and acoustic separation, we provide profound concepts for preventive noise protection.Get more info
The strong pull of cities persists worldwide and living space is scarce. At the same time, digitalisation is causing structural change at an unprecedented pace. The task now is to make cities liveable, sustainable and future-proof, to strengthen so-called urban resilience.
This means that buildings are flexibly designed for mixed use and adaption to the respective needs. This also includes well-developed public transport, commercial business within the neighbourhood and daily needs e.g. supermarkets within close proximity. And flats that can also be used as home offices during the day without restrictions.
All these urban development trends inevitably lead to noise conflicts. High noise pollution is already one of the downsides of urbanisation. It affects the quality of life, leads to stress and becomes a danger to human health. Noise is a recognised form of environmental pollution, and experts are calling for the requirements to be tightened accordingly. With our customised solutions from Getzner, you can make your building project fit for the future - for healthy living, successful working and liveable cities.