At architectural acoustics laboratories, you can learn about the acoustic properties of different components, such as acoustic insulation, reduction index, impact sound level, and impact sound dampening, as well as the absorption area and absorption coefficient.
The results from these measurements can be useful when you need to optimise, compare, or classify building components. They can also serve as a basis for calculating acoustic conditions in buildings. All measurements are performed in accordance with the relevant ISO and EN standards.
Measurement and documentation of acoustic properties
Architectural acoustic laboratory measurements for documentation of acoustic properties
Often, measurements are taken for the purpose of documenting the acoustic properties of a building element. This can be done for marking and labelling purposes, such as for the DS mark on soundproof doors or the CE mark on windows and doors, in accordance with the EU's Construction Products Directive. Builders may also impose their own requirements, and producers may simply wish to provide the most complete data possible for their products.
FORCE Technology is accredited by DANAK for documentation measurements and approved in Germany for measurements for the Ü mark on doors and windows. The Danish Business Authority has also designated FORCE Technology as a notified body for CE marking of construction products.
Architectural acoustic laboratory measurements in product development
Measuring the acoustic insulation of construction elements can also be part of the product development process.
Here, a series of measurements is often used in an attempt to optimise a product's acoustic qualities, making small changes to the object's construction between each test. We have comprehensive practical and theoretical knowledge in this area, so we can assist you in planning your development process and offer advice during measurement, such as interpretations of results.
Standards and accreditations
We perform absorption measurements according to ISO 354 and assign ratings according to ISO 11654.
We perform reduction index measurements in accordance with the ISO 10140 series, and the reduction index is rated according to ISO 717-1.
Impact noise levels and reduction are rated according to ISO 717-2.
We test and rate noise barriers according to EN 1793-1.
We can perform measurements at our architectural acoustics laboratories as DANAK-accredited technical tests or as informational measurements, such as in connection with product development.