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Acoustic Testing and Compliance
Stroma's acoustics division is capable of assisting projects from design through to completion. As our team of acoustic engineers is dispersed nationwide, we are able to keep lead times to a minimum and offer highly competitive fees.
Our experienced acoustic consultants can liaise with the design team at all stages of a project to ensure that compliance requirements are considered from the outset, and thus achieved comfortably and economically.
Acoustic and Sound Insulation Testing
Stroma carries out sound insulation testing to meet all regulatory standards (Part E, proposed robust details, EcoHomes, Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), BB93 etc.) Our team has over 20 years of experience in the field collectively and experience of carrying out tests in buildings of all conceivable sizes and types.
We can carry out Environmental Noise Assessments to satisfy the following standards:
- BS4142 and BS7554
- BS5228 - noise and vibration control on construction and open sites.
Stroma can provide assessment and consultancy to address a range of issues related to building acoustics, including:
- Plant room construction advice.
- Prediction and/or measurements of noise in ductwork.
- Assessment of terminal cooling devices.
- Prediction and/or measurement of reverberation times.
In the event of non-compliance, Stroma can also identify and advise on the appropriate remedial measures for bringing substandard structures up to the level required for compliance. We can also deliver these measures in-house.
Acoustics-related BREEAM credits are available, under Hea 05 and Pol 05, for most types of BREEAM Assessment. Stroma Technology can assist with obtaining these credits by providing:
- Advice and guidance during the design stages for all BREEAM applications.
- Prediction of final performance of building against Hea 05 and Pol 05.
- Post Completion testing and reporting to verify compliance.
Planning and Noise
We can assist with planning applications by providing on-going advice on noise issues, and undertake post-completion environmental noise measurements to confirm compliance with conditions.
Noise at Work Assessments
Stroma can undertake measurements in the workplace to assess compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations. We can then advise on appropriate remedial measures to achieve compliance.
Minimise Noise Impact using Stroma's acoustic modelling expertise
Stroma can bering your designs to life using our Acoustic Modelling and Simulation expertise. We use innovative computer-based modelling techniques to predict noise levels and indicate them on architect's drawings. We can also advise on the acoustic performance of rooms and spaces to optimise occupier comfort.
Virtual Project Scenarios
Whether a single residence or a major accomodation programme, we can assist your design teams by creating virtual project scenarios, using the design details to calculate the environmental noise breakout, ambient noise level and internal acoustic environment. Also our modelling experts can construct virtual street scenes, predicting how the build would impact on the existing noise environment.
Building Acoustic Testing in Scotland
Operating from our Dundee base, we offer design consultations, environmental noise surveys and sound insulation and acoustic testing to satisfy Section 5, EcoHomes and Building Bulletin 93 throughout Scotland.