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Navigating industrial noise control: a guide for Australian Architects

Why the right noise control solutions are a crucial part...

Why the right noise control solutions are a crucial part of architectural design

In modern Australia, industrial noise control has a critical role to play in architectural design. Architects must consider various facets of acoustics to ensure compliance with noise control regulations set forth by both the National Construction Code (NCC) and Australian Standards (AS).

For architects, effective noise control is not simply desirable. Past cases demonstrate that failure to address noise concerns in architectural designs can have significant legal implications.

Here are some key points for architects to consider when incorporating effective noise control in their building designs.

Beginning with a site acoustic analysis

One essential component of noise control for architects is site analysis. It is vital to conduct a comprehensive site analysis to identify potential noise sources and use the information to inform design decisions.

Collaborating with acoustic consultants to conduct a noise impact assessment during the design phase can be beneficial in quantifying and predicting noise impacts. This step helps architects design buildings compliant with the NCC and AS regulations.

Choosing the ideal acoustic products and materials

When designing buildings, architects must balance aesthetics with acoustic functionality. Design strategies to ensure optimal acoustics involve thoughtful building layout and selecting appropriate materials and acoustic products. Selecting materials and products to minimise exposure to external noise sources and enhance acoustic comfort is essential.

Understanding a building’s particular acoustic needs

Different types of buildings have distinct acoustic requirements. For example, a wastewater treatment facility will require different acoustic solutions from a food manufacturing plant. For this reason, architects must consider the specific requirements of each building type when designing the acoustics.

See practical examples of projects that have effectively implemented industrial noise control strategies in Flexshield’s case studies section.

Get advice from Flexshield, the industrial noise control experts

Mastering the art of industrial noise control is a crucial part of creating spaces that offer comfort, functionality, and regulatory compliance. Architects must comprehensively understand the regulatory landscape and the various facets of acoustics when designing buildings.

By following NCC and AS guidelines, and collaborating with acoustic consultants to conduct noise impact assessments, architects can design buildings that meet and exceed Australian standards.

To find out more about industrial noise control, please contact the Flexshield team at 1300 799 969 or get in touch online.