Sound Simulator helps you understand noise control glazing.
No noise is good noise
Published: 23 October, 2009
MERSEYSIDE: From planes, trains and automobiles, the new animated Pilkington Sound Simulator helps to understand noise control glazing with more ease than ever before.
The sound simulator is an animated interactive online tool which allows users to hear the simulated effects different types of glass have on reducing external noise. Architects and specifiers simply log on to www.pilkington.co.uk/tools to choose which type of noise pollution is most relevant to their building eg air traffic, road or factory noise. It then plays back the sound that could be heard by the building’s occupants through different types of Pilkington glazing.
Julia Berkin, marketing communications manager, of Pilkington, said, “The Sound Simulator makes life much easier when specifying glazing in areas of high noise pollution. With a few simple clicks the benefits of noise control glass are clear, it is simple to then find a product in our range to help block out unwanted sound.”
Sources of noise such as railways, nightclubs and neighbours can cause people to experience inconvenience, annoyance, stress and even diagnosable illness. Glazing and windows play an important part in reducing this noise. Noise reducing glass like Pilkington Optiphon can also offer acoustic privacy in applications such as hospitals and schools.
While the tool will not be able to replicate the architect’s specific conditions it is a guide to the benefits of using noise reducing glass.