Sound insulation for a pleasant living and working environment#
Pleasant living and working environments require adequate structural sound insulation. Building acoustics aims to reduce the airborne and impact transmission of sound in buildings in order to minimize disturbances caused by internal and external noise. This is achieved through comprehensive measurements as well as research and development work in close cooperation with manufacturers and the construction industry.
Since buildings have many different sources and transmission paths of noise, building acoustics covers a broad spectrum of activities. The most important fields of work are:
- Sound insulation measurements on building components of all kinds (airborne and impact sound). Measurements can be carried out in our test facilities or on site.
- Measurement of noise caused by building service equipment:
acquired through numerous projects, the Fraunhofer IBP experts are particularly knowledgeable when it comes to water installations.
- Research and development in the field of building acoustics: in addition to publicly funded projects, the focus is on developing and optimizing building components and systems.
More than twenty building acoustics test facilities and numerous different measuring instruments are at our disposal. Measurements are performed in an accredited test laboratory recognized by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt), ensuring that the issued test reports can be also be used for building inspection purposes.