Arts & Media
CDM has provided vibration isolation solutions for many of the world´s leading television, radio and recording studios, concert halls and theatres. These buildings generally require isolation to protect them from structure borne-noise and vibration caused by over ground and underground rail and road traffic. Additionally, within the buildings, extremely high levels of sound insulation are necessary to ensure optimum recording and listening conditions.
There are several spaces within a healthcare building that require careful acoustic intervention to protect patients and health workers, such as audiology rooms, surgery, recovery rooms and wards. Also, careful consideration needs to be given to protecting sensitive equipment, like electron microscopes, from external sources of noise and vibration.
Most schools and universities have sports, performing arts activities and media teaching facilities which require high levels of sound insulation to allow all activities to occur without causing disturbance in adjacent classrooms. Additionally, providing an acceptable classroom environment with low levels of background noise is often necessary to comply with local building regulations.
Almost all industrial buildings have noisy manufacturing activities and sound and vibration mitigation is often required to provide acceptable working conditions, maintain productive concentration levels and avoid noise and vibration nuisance to adjacent properties.
High levels of noise and vibration are often generated from building services equipment located in plant rooms either in the building or on the roof, which can be disruptive to concentration levels within office environments. Total decoupling of the plant and equipment from the supporting building structure is a very successful method of isolating these types of noise problems.
Residential & Hotel
Apartment blocks and hotels are often located very close to railway or underground lines which generate high levels of noise and vibration late into the night and therefore building isolation is required to protect the occupants from the inevitably high levels of noise nuisance. Isolation is also often required to comply with Building Industry Standards or specific local legislation for the control of airborne and impact noise levels within residential dwellings.
Sports & Leisure
Sports and leisure facilities are often integrated into multifunctional commercial, residential and hotel buildings and vibration isolation is usually required to limit the levels of noise nuisance which would otherwise be transmitted to noise sensitive areas of the building.