Vibrations and shocks
During the construction of residential or office buildings in the vicinity of vibration sources such as railways or industrial plants, shock and secondary airborne noise emissions may occur in the buildings. This may cause a disturbance to the future residents and users. The same applies to the approach of vibration-generating equipment to vulnerable buildings.
In a site analysis based on a vibration measurement followed by forecasting, the expected emissions can be determined and compared with the relevant guideline or threshold values.
When observed or predicted adverse impacts exist, we advise builders and planners on the vibration-optimised layout of components. The design and implementation of vibration-reduction measures for protecting the building and ensuring its usability, is another of the services we provide.
We carry out detection, forecasting and assessment for you using established standards and guidelines or according to specific requirements.
For the preparation of urban development plans, we also offer customised text blocks, etc. for adoption in the statutes and justification of development plans.
In the area of spatial planning and zoning, our expertise allows us to point out, consider potential conflicts of interest early, and suggest possible solutions. We are gladly available to support planners and builders during public debates for explaining specific issues.