Infrastructure

Acoustic testing laboratory

Laboratorio de ensayos acústicos

Laboratory for assessing the acoustic quality of construction materials, products and systems against noise, by means of acoustic testing.

This activity is carried out at the facilities of the Acoustics Division of the Basque Government's Building Quality Control Laboratory, in accordance with the collaboration agreement.

Location

Acoustics Division of the Basque Government's Quality Control Laboratory.

Building Quality Control Laboratory of the Housing Department:  C/ Agirrelanda, 10; 01013 Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava).

Description

Laboratory with versatile facilities:

  • Reverberation room.
  • Horizontal and vertical airborne noise transmission rooms.
  • Impact noise measurement rooms.

The services provided include:

  • Acoustic characterisation of products and systems by means of insulation and sound absorption tests.
  • Determination of the physical and acoustic parameters of materials to support product development and improvement.
  • Guidance for compliance with standards and regulations on acoustic conditions in buildings: DB-HR “noise protection” of CTE.
  • Training on acoustics.

The products assessed include:

  • Measurement of airborne and impact sound insulation:
    • Windows, doors and skylights.
    • Façades and internal partitions.
    • Roofs and floor slabs.
    • Flooring, walls, ceilings, ETICS…
  • Measurement of acoustic absorption of:
    • Coatings and absorbent materials.
    • Partitions, furniture, chairs…
    • False ceilings.
    • Road screens.
  • Measurement of the dynamic stiffness and airflow resistance of materials.
  • Measurement of noise from flooring in passages, insulation in cabins, bell emission levels, insulation of furniture, etc.

Tests carried out: EN ISO 10140, EN 1793, EN ISO 354, EN 29053, EN ISO 10534-2.

The Basque Government’s Acoustic Laboratory, managed by TECNALIA.

Aimed at

  • Manufacturers of materials, construction materials and systems: architectural envelopes, screens, interiors and carpentry.
  • Engineering firms, developers, construction companies.
  • Quality control firms.
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Accreditations and Recognition

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
Laboratory certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (ENAC certification No. 4/LE063)
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456. Laboratory with certified management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN 9100:2010.
Organismo de Evaluación Técnica (OET) para la emisión de documentos de Evaluación Técnica Europea (ETE) para los Productos de Construcción
Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for Construction Products.
Organismo Notificado Nº 1292 para el Reglamento de Productos de la Construcción
Notified Body No. 1292 for the Construction Products Directive
Catálogo de servicios tecnológicos e I+D para fachadas y cerramientos (EN)

Testing services on facades and claddings catalogue

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