Building Systems Noise and Vibration Control

Building systems noise and vibration noise control is an important part of designing the proper acoustical environment. Noise and vibration generated by HVAC and other building systems impact interior and exterior noise levels, and structural vibration. At ABD Engineering and Design, we consult on building systems design, materials selection, and equipment location to control and mitigate noise and vibration.

Building Systems Noise and Vibration Control Process

Our noise and vibration control consultants employ the latest measurement technologies to identify, quantify, and characterize noise and vibration from HVAC systems, other mechanical systems, elevators, auxiliary facilities, and other sources, and assess their impact. Using findings from these studies, our engineers design alternatives, specify materials or technologies, and recommend modifications where necessary to mitigate excessive noise and vibration.

Our diverse experience includes noise and vibration control solutions for:

  • HVAC Systems: Rooftop units, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, ductwork
  • Plumbing Systems: Piping, pumps, boilers
  • Elevators: Shafts, machine rooms, equipment
  • Electrical Systems: Generators, transformers
  • Auxiliary Facilities: Parking garages, pools, fitness centers etc.– related systems and equipment

For facilities in the planning and pre-construction phase, we use acoustical modeling software to evaluate and predict the anticipated noise levels, assess the impact of alternative designs, and recommend the most appropriate noise and vibration control solutions. We also design corrective noise and vibration control solutions in existing facilities—and provide noise and vibration audits for compliance with local codes and ordinances.

Independent Noise and Vibration Control Consultants

As independent consultants, we don’t represent any product manufacturers, suppliers, or other service providers. Accordingly, our clients are confident our recommendations are free from bias, and focused only on the most effective and affordable solutions for the issues at hand.

Building Noise and Vibration Control Services