Mixed-Use Buildings | BREEAM

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Acoustic design advice for mixed-use buildings | BREEAM

BREEAM is an international certification scheme by BRE Global Ltd that allows independent certification to the assessment of sustainability performance of buildings, community and infrastructure projects. It can be used across the project life cycle, from design and construction through to operation and refurbishment.

At the heart of BREEAM are impartial experts, such as Sound Solution Consultants (SSC), working with qualified and licensed BREEAM Assessors.

At SSC our senior staff achieve clause 1 to 3 of BREEAM suitably qualified acoustician (SQA); having degree or equivalent qualification in acoustics, a minimum of three years relevant experience and being corporate members of our industry body, the Institute of Acoustics. We are therefore able to provide relevant BREEAM acoustic design reports given that SQA criteria must be satisfied in any BREEAM acoustic assessment.

SSC also qualify under Clause 1 of a BREEAM complaint test body, when considering relevant building acoustics measurements under our UKAS accreditation which cover measurements of sound insulation, reverberation time or ambient noise level under the standards listed.

Our acoustic assessments at SSC can include a range of project types, including education, healthcare, office, courts, industrial, retail, prisons and other building types. BREEAM acoustic assessments are normally aimed towards two common factors of the BREEAM Technical Manual, at the relevant stage of the project lifecycle, to include:

  • health and wellbeing (HEA credits); acoustic performance
  • pollution (POL credits); reduction of noise pollution

Given the diverse nature of projects that can encompass a BREEAM acoustic assessment, any BREEAM related enquiry should provide the relevant BREEAM Technical Manual and lifecycle stage for consideration. BREEAM trackers (where available from licensed BREEAM assessors) are very useful in understanding how BREEAM acoustic performance and pollution credits are used in rating the overall project sustainability.

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What our clients say

Have worked with Sound Solution for the last 7 years and have found them to be very professional and excellent at their work. Always happy to provide me with advice pre and post purchasing new buildings and during development projects. We have worked on various scale of projects and so far have found nothing that phases them. The reports are well written, clear and easy to follow. A great asset to our extended team.

Sanjeev Bhamm, Pelham Associates

We are delighted to work with SCC Ltd in resolving the ever more complex requirements for careful acoustic design. Their knowledge coupled with a helpful approach assists us in delivering tailored solutions which fit within our design constraints.

Chris Parsons, Parsons Whittley

We have been working with Sound Solutions for a few years now, as they offer a professional and consistent service. They are always happy to respond to site-based questions and are quick to reply to emails and phone calls. It is reassuring to our clients that they provide both the specification prior to construction and test on completion.

Ben Harvey - Architect, Liam Russell Architects

We have worked with Mark and the team at Sound Solutions for many years and have always been very happy with their professional service and first-rate advice. I have personally recommended them to many other clients.