July 3, 2018
Superior soundproofing presupposes a careful construction on the acoustic aspects and a knowledge on how to live together (the responsible cohabitation in the respect of the neighbors).
June 19, 2018
Generally, during a new installation of wood flooring membrane, the co-owner must prove either the achievement of an sound insulation performance "X" to the condo boards by an impact test, or a facility in accordance with a master quote. In the long run, this practice is very expensive for the co-owners of the building. Even worse, sometimes the required acoustic performance is not achievable.
June 5, 2018
For this article, we spoke with Acoustic expert Jean Laporte, an experienced professional in the condominium industry, to benefit from his expertise and advice. For over thirty years, Mr. Laporte has been passionate about acoustics and sound insulation. He followed several courses at Brüel & Kjaer (world leader in solutions for recording, measurement, testing and analysis of noise and vibrations) and set up a mobile acoustic and vibration laboratory that allowed him to accumulate several thousand hours of testing. In 2006, he founded the company Acoustikalab inc. and has since proceeded to hundreds of acoustic tests.
May 17, 2018
Buying a condo can be one of the most important expenses you will make in your life. Therefore, it is normal to have expectations regarding your needs for privacy and respect for others, which go through soundproofing, among others. It is important to properly analyze your acoustic options before any construction or renovation takes place, making the right decision will maximize your acoustical comfort and your investment.
January 12, 2018
Noise transmission problems come mainly from the floor/ceiling assemblies (complete structure between floor and ceiling of the unit above) and through the party walls, that is to say between adjacent units. The noise problems associated with these assemblies come mainly from the transmission of airborne or impact noises. Airborne noises are caused by televisions, voice and music, while impact noises are caused by moving furniture or walking occupants. These are all noises that, when the unit is poorly soundproofed, disrupt the comfort of occupants. But will you hear your neighbor with a FIIC 60?
October 26, 2017
Are you tired of your old carpet in your condo? Is your spouse no longer liking the dark wood floor and wants to change it? Is your ceramic tile floor damaged and needs to be replaced? Do you already know the habits of your neighbours without having even
August 11, 2017
Every space available in your condo has to be wisely thought. Here are 6 ideas to transform your storage units into a decoration or to make your rooms look bigger!
AcoustiTECH specializes in acoustic solutions and offers the most effective solutions available for mitigating sound in multi-storey residential projects. Our partnership with Soprema & Fermacell allows us to expand our portfolio with efficient and diversified acoustic solutions. Our approach to sound-insulation is quite different than most as we ask questions about the nature of your building, your acoustic need or requirement and finally your budget. Once we have a better understanding of the big picture we simply provide "acoustical recipes" (options) which can allow you to save money, improve the sound quality of your building and/or even change the way you build. We back this up with a team of acoustic experts whom will help you reach your goals and rest easy regarding sound issues in your building. We are the reference when it comes to sound insulation of multi-storey buildings
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