ICR has been involved in the identification of noise and vibration in the civil construction sector from the very beginning, providing imaginative and original construction solutions which are at the same time effective and functional.
Highlights of our wide range of acoustic engineering and consultancy engineering services in this sector and indoor acoustic projects, above all in the creation of new buildings. Furthermore, and taking each type of activity into account, ICR develops a large amout of research in relation to current architectural acoustics legislation to determine the maximun emission levels allowed depending on the type of area, in additon to the insulation values for each type of activity. Two main types of research are carried out.
- The aim of the first is to quantify and prevent noise levels generated by outside activities. This type of analysis is conducted at discotheques, trade fairs, entertainment centers, etc.
- The second involves the analysis of noise and vibration transmission paths inside a building. The aim of these projects is to quantify the acoustic insulation at the affected locations.
It shoud be pointed out that the company's efforts with regard to R+D have resulted in participation in unique and highly complex projects in the construction sector, such as how to assess the future influence of environmental vibrations in buildings where the maximun vibration level is extremely limited, or in other words, to analyse the most harmful noise and vibration transmission path in the construction of buildings.
- Analysis of transmission paths applied to the assessment of acoustic insulation (GTDT).
- Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA).
- Numerical simulation of the behaviour of structures using the Finite Element Method (FEM).
- Numerical simulation of the acoustic behaviour of locations using the boundary element method (BEM).
- Prediction of the dynamic behaviour of structures using semi-analytical methods.
- Calculation of the insulation of simple and multiple walls.
- Creation of acoustic barriers and enclosures.
- Numerical simulation of the acoustic behaviour of locations using the Ray Method.
- Application of acoustic photography for the detection of incoherent acoustic sources (PSI).