The acoustic requirements vary depending on the building's purpose. ArcelorMittal offers a wide range of technical solutions providing the ability to improve the acoustic performance for different types of buildings – sports halls, swimming pools, schools, hotels, and commercial, office, or residential buildings. The offered products are qualified and certified providing the ability to meet requirements and regulations in sound insulation and absorption:
- Ondatherm®, Promisol®, and Promistyl® insulated sandwich panels for roofing and cladding applications
- GlobalWall® – a wide range of insulated double skin facade panels
- GlobalRoof® – a roofing system based on trays or profiles providing very good sound absorption performance and acoustic comfort
- Floor systems – Cofraplus® 60 and 77, Cofrastra® 40 and 70 decibel, and Cofradal® 200 decibel - systems providing all the performances required by thermal and acoustic regulations with easy-to-use versatility
Many European Union countries have introduced regulations requiring the inspection of a building's design from an acoustic requirements perspective, as well as controlling the acoustic performance of the building after its erection. Fulfilling these requirements is possible by choosing just one of many available solutions. ArcelorMittal’s advisers, consisting of specialists with professional qualifications and practical experience, are at your disposal offering technical advisory and support in finding the best solution for your requirements.
Noise, ubiquitous and ever-present, is an unequivocal source of stress, fatigue, or irritability. Until recently, the ordinary, everyday intensity of ambient sounds was not high enough to cause any problems. However, that has largely changed due to the development of civilization. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult to find places with a low number of auditory stimuli, especially in public spaces or work areas.
In response to this problem, we have seen a number of new rules come into existence to regulate the acoustic requirements for building design. These requirements were created to protect the buildings themselves (their construction and materials used); however, the most important determinant of acoustic guidelines remains humans. Buildings should be designed and constructed so that the noise the residents and users are exposed to does not pose a threat to their health and allows them to work, rest, and sleep in satisfactory conditions.
The acoustic quality of a building consists of: valid acoustical design, the quality of construction products used, and correct execution. These qualities are already shaped in the early stages of construction design - from the moment the building is situated on the parcel, during the design of the structure's shape and facade, in the room layout phase, or during the fitting of construction and installation systems.