Vibrations and noise in dwellings is a parameter that will increase in focus for all stakeholders in the construction industry such as builders, contractors and users. The trend towards lightweight construction, to save material and reduce transport costs for a more sustainable society, increases noise and vibration sensitivity. Equipment in housing will increase noise and vibration loads. Infrastructure investments generate vibrations and sound, and in dwellings close to roads and railways often considerable measures are necessary to minimise vibration. The “Silent spaces” project creates industrial, transnational and optimised solutions aiming at buildings with a better capacity to resist vibration and noise, and to improve insulation against complaints. In addition, the project will work on harmonisation of regulatory requirements between countries to overcome obstacles to Swedish-Danish cooperation in the field.
Silent Spaces is a joint project between Sweden and Denmark under the EU Interreg IV A European Regional Development Fund.
It represents collaboration between Lund University, Aalborg University, SP Technical Research and the National Building Research Institute in Denmark.