Royston, United Kingdom, July 09, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The company’s winning project involved the conversion of office buildings within the exclusive area of Mayfair, inside Central London, into a series of high value apartments. Located just above the London Underground’s Jubilee Line, the site was originally affected by high levels of ground borne noise and vibration from underground train movements.
RBA Acoustics’ solution used a comprehensive range of techniques including the removal of the existing basement floor and cutting “pockets” into original walls to mount the new floor joists. Despite the Listed Building restrictions, RBA managed to reduce the LAF Max levels by over 15dB and achieve full compliance with the client’s stringent requirements.
The ANC award judges were impressed by the innovative and practical solution, which was intriguing in its approach. The consultants had worked closely with the other members of the project team - in particular the structural engineer - and had the nerve to remove what they could, leaving only the exterior wall in contact with the ground. It scored highly on originality and a clear design concept that was followed through to completion with regular site visits and for these reasons it is the 2016 winner.
As part of the prize, RBA Acoustics’ staff received a brand new 2250 Light from Bruel & Kjaer UK, during the awards, which were presented at a dinner on 29th June in Birmingham’s Crowne Plaza.
More information about the ANC’s award scheme is available on its website.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.
We help customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment and is a long-established designer and manufacturer of innovative instrumentation including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers, and PULSE software.
We also design and manufacture the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.
Brüel & Kjær runs a variety of training courses - from basic introductions to noise and its effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free online training courses, conducted by our expert engineers, run throughout the year too.
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc, which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 8,300 people worldwide across its four business segments.