New city buildings are likely to be located close to a source of noise and vibration such as an underground tunnel, a railway or tram line or a busy road.
Locating gyms or other types of sporting facilities within a residential/commercial building often generates nuisance to the surrounding spaces in the building.
Many buildings have spaces where an exceptionally high level of sound quality is required, and background noise levels must be carefully controlled.
Lightweight timber constructions transmit low frequency noise very efficiently, requiring specific acoustic solutions to comply with local building regulations.
Multifunctional buildings, combining residential and commercial spaces, such as private apartments, car parks, supermarkets require effective sound insulation.
Building service equipment are essential to the occupancy of a building, but they also negatively impact the acoustic comfort within the building.
Modern buildings often include indoor or rooftop pools, spa’s and jacuzzi’s as well as heliports, which can adversely impact the comfort of the occupants.