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, commercial, office or residential buildings. The offered products are qualified and certified, providing the ability to fit requirements and regulations in sound insulation and absorption:
- Ondatherm®, Promisol® and Promistyl® insulated sandwich panels for roof and cladding applications
- GlobalWall® – wide range of insulated double skin facade panels
- GlobalRoof® – 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, 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 obliging to inspect a building's design from an acoustic requirements perspective, as well as to control the acoustic performance of the building after its execution. 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 acoustical 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 human. 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. This quality is already shaped in early stages of construction design - in the moment the building is situated on the parcel, during the design of the structure shape and the façade, in the room layout phase or at the fitting of construction and installation systems.