Industrial and general acoustics

Predictive Acoustic Impact Assessment

To ensure that the new facility will be acoustically compatible with the local Noise Planning Policies and the legal limits on noise emissions and exposure levels.

The initial assessment is made in accordance with the UNI 11143 standard, parts 1 – 6, depending on the type of operation planned. From the results obtained, it is possible to establish in advance whether the new facility will be compatible with current Planning Regulations and if necessary identify the minimum soundproofing levels required in relation to adjoining properties.

Acoustic Impact Assessment

When required by the local authorities, it may be necessary to assess the compliance of existing facilities with the relevant limits at the receptors within the area affected. Phonometric measurements must be made in accordance with the relevant legal requirements, during operating hours. In the event of non-compliance, a remediation plan will have to be drawn up, to increase the soundproofing powers of the relevant barriers in order to meet the permitted limits.

Acoustic Analysis – Reverberation

Especially when soundproofing large premises, the first step is an acoustic analysis to establish the values of the space’s main acoustic parameters. This allows the size of amplification systems and the layout of sound sources to be optimised, to improve the system’s sound quality and performance.

Acoustic measurements and certifications:

  • Environmental acoustic impact assessment and predictive impact studies (outline law no. 447/95) (entertainment venues, workshops, sports facilities, schools, sports arenas, etc.).
  • Verification of sound systems in locations where public performances are given (Prime Ministerial Decree no. 215 of 16.3.99) dance halls and theatres for verification of the acoustic prerequisites of sound sources)
  • Verification of the passive acoustic prerequisites of buildings and remediation and/or optimisation projects, with instrumental measurements on site (Prime Ministerial Decree of 5.12.197), for the construction of new buildings and/or renovation projects (necessary for the issue of planning permission for new buildings or renovation works).
  • Assessment of noise risk exposure in workplaces under Decree Law no. 195 of 10 April 2006 – Section V (2) of Decree Law no. 626/94 phonometric monitoring
  • Acoustic definition of noise sources
  • Development and design of acoustic remediation works in workplaces and homes
  • Consulting and technical advisory services on noise pollution (noise exposure disputes)