An integral part of any building development, both in new build and refurbishment projects is the mechanical and electrical services systems and associated plant, also termed Building Services or HVAC. Low energy options may adopt natural ventilation, night cooling via exposed thermal mass and mixed mode (hybrid) systems, where mechanical and natural systems work in tandem to achieve optimal energy efficiency.
Whatever system is employed in a building there will be internal and external acoustic requirements for noise control from plant and systems. For natural ventilation external noise ingress will require controlling. The acoustic considerations for a building are intrinsically linked with these systems and early advice from an acoustic specialist is essential to achieve an effective optimal solution.
What WBM can offer you is effective coordination with the design team, contractors and other professionals (including the Local Planning Authority and the EHO) to ensure that appropriate noise criteria are set and solutions are achieved.
Such solutions may need to meet BREEAM, BB93, HTM 08-01, planning authority or other contractual requirements and we will help deliver workable solutions that harmonise the acoustic requirements of both the surrounding and internal building environments with the essential thermal and ventilation needs of the building.
- Building Services Plant & Systems
- Construction & Site Development
- Educational Buildings
- Entertainment, Sport and Leisure
- Expert Services
- Noise Mapping
- Non-Residential Buildings
- Renewable and Low Energy Plant
- Residential Buildings
- Site Tests & Surveys
- Surface Mineral Workings & Industrial Sites
- Waste Disposal & Recycling
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