Test Risk Management & Sound Insulation Testing - CSP Acoustics


Test Risk Management & Sound Insulation Testing

The introduction of pre-completion testing of sound insulation performance for all residential buildings (not just attached domestic dwellings) and of performance standards in education, schools and other projects means that designers, inspecting agents and constructors need to take particular care to ensure that designs and the constructed work do comply with requirements and are capable of demonstrating compliance with the various standards when tested, at completion.

To minimise the risk of failure at testing a Test Risk Management Strategy should be adopted from project inception through to completion and testing – so that the risks and consequences of test failure are minimised.

This is especially important whenever projects involve non-standard forms of construction, variations (even minor ones) on Example Constructions or where work is to older buildings – including historic monuments and listed buildings.

The Test Risk Management Strategy used by CSP Acoustics was developed by former CSPA Lead Consultant, Nick Charlton Smith, and forms the basis of guidance issued by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland for control of sound insulation test risk in new residential developments.

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Test Risk Management and Pre-Completion Testing

For most clients and constructors the risk of pre-completion sound insulation test failure will be a matter of considerable concern given that release dates and cash flow could all be seriously jeopardised by failure. Clients, designers, and constructors will also be concerned that the costs and time to remedy any causes of test failure could be considerable – even if it were readily possible to identify, and subsequently rectify the causes of such failures.

Building Performance Testing

On many projects pre-completion testing of acoustic performance is required to validate compliance with design standards (e.g. compliance with building standards BB93, BS8233 and BREEAM credit requirements).

Vibration Measurement, Control and Testing

Control of vibration within and into structures is increasingly a critical aspect of some manufacturing processes, and can be a critical concern in relation to the impacts of heavy industry, rail transport (especially tunneled rail routes) on residential developments and manufacturing.

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