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[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

For roof designs involving acoustics, there is a trade off between the requirements for absorption and reduction. Roof Decks may be perforated in the web to assist absorption, however the following points should be noted: The structural capacity of the deck is reduced, requiring closer support centres. The perforated open area allows sound to escape […]

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Over 9000m2 of ComFlor® structural decks have been installed on the new £60 million first direct Arena in Leeds, as part of a complex acoustic roof construction aimed at minimising external noise levels around the venue’s highly populated city centre location. Opened in summer 2013, the 12,500 seat facility hosts both music and sports events. […]

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[1 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Dave Arden, Technical Services Manager for Building Envelope products at Tata Steel, discusses the various solutions available to optimise sound insulation for the Building Envelope… Metal roofing systems can be used to improve the acoustic performance of any building. The three main areas that you will probably be involved with are: – Sound insulation – […]

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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

In the second part of our blog on the acoustic performance of composite flooring, Mark Davies, Technical Manager, ComFlor®, discusses the principles of airborne and impact sound, airborne and impact insulation and the transmission of sound in relation to composite flooring. Steel construction is increasingly used in residential apartment buildings and mixed-use developments where the […]

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[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

In the first part of our look at acoustic performance of composite flooring Mark Davies, Technical Manager, ComFlor® looks at the requirements of meeting Part E of the building regulations. Steel construction is increasingly used in residential apartment buildings and mixed-use developments where the benefits of speed of construction, quality and off-site prefabrication are important. […]

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Profiled decks present a hard surface that reflects sound back into the internal environment. This can lead to longer reverberation times. The longer the reverberation time, the more ‘echoey’ a room sounds. Reverberation time performance of a room can be calculated from the areas of walls, floors and ceiling, and their absorption coefficients. Typical requirements […]

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[10 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

In building envelope designs calling for high levels of acoustic performance, there is often a potential trade-off between the conflicting requirements for controlling sound reduction and sound absorption. Sound reduction refers to the control of either internal or external noise in a building. Typical applications include concert venues, where one is trying to avoid excessive […]

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

As green roofs become an increasingly popular solution, their image as an “alternative” method of construction has not completely disappeared. One might therefore consider that caveats lie in wait and that they do not offer all the common benefits of more established options. In practice, however, nothing could be further from the truth. And nowhere […]

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[4 Dec 2007 | No Comment | ]

The new acoustics technical paper has just gone onto Colorcoat-Online. The paper, ‘Acoustic Performance of pre-finished steel cladding systems’ helps to answer some of the qustions about typical pre-finished steel cladding and roofing systems. There’s a clear split between requirements for sound attenuation, reverberation and rain-noise within the paper with some clear pointers as to […]