Building Services Acoustics

Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment can generate noise and vibrations both within and around a building. As a result, the design of the installation site should place significant emphasis on the intended uses of this equipment, with the goal of establishing and meeting acceptable noise levels (according to acoustic criteria) in the occupied areas of the building and its surrounding environment.

The essential approach involves identifying the sources of noise, recognizing different transmission pathways, and understanding the conditions experienced by those affected by the noise. Once this information has been collected, it becomes possible to assess and prioritize each noise and vibration component, while considering acoustic solutions and specialised consultation. Noise propagates from its sources through various routes, including air distribution piping systems, the building's structure, and combinations of these pathways.

Mechanical system components can all produce sound due to the airflow characteristics around them. Furthermore, mechanical equipment can generate vibrations that travel throughout and around the building. Therefore, controlling vibrations and managing noise related to building services are both critical aspects of mechanical noise control, necessitating the proposal of acoustic measures.

CYAcoustics possesses the requisite experience, expertise, tools, and software to thoroughly examine engineering drawings and provide appropriate acoustic solutions and recommendations at various stages of a project, whether during the design, construction, or post-construction phases.


  • HVAC and Plumbing Noise Reduction
  • Vibration Noise Control
  • Outdoor Mechanical Equipment Noise Reduction
  • Plant Room Insulation Design
  • Façade Silencers, Barriers and Louvers Calculation and Simulation