Don’t forget the human element.
Vibration impacts people in ways entirely different than sound. At times, it can be even more distressing – but sources can be difficult to pinpoint.
We analyze vibration levels according to a number of different scales, assessing human response to vibration and informing our recommendations
There are two primary types of vibrations:
- Constant vibrations such as air conditioning systems, turbines and make-up air units
- Intermittent vibrations such as transportation or exercise rooms
Even with noise control methods in place, these vibrations can be disruptive to daily life and work through sound retransmission into secondary sources.
Sometimes ground-borne and airborne vibrations will cause secondary sources to vibrate, such as walls, windows and china cabinets. Even if the original vibration source isn’t bothersome, mitigation may be required to control sound retransmission.
We’ll help you quickly and effectively:
- Identify vibration sources
- Qualitatively assess expected human response to vibration levels
- Assess vibration characteristics and possible impacts
- Meet all regulatory standards
- Use data to assure residents that there is no risk of building damage
- Review and recommend mitigation methods to reduce vibrations
We also help you assess vibrations according to accepted human reaction criteria, including:
- US Federal Transit Administration
- Committee for Hearing Acoustics and Bio-acoustics (CHABA)
- International Standards Organization (ISO)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)