Marley Plumbing & Drainage launches new acoustic drainage CPD

Marley Plumbing & Drainage has introduced a new CPD, designed to help educate specifiers, contractors and MEP engineers on the benefits of an acoustic drainage system.

Good acoustic design is becoming an increasing priority throughout the construction industry, with a number of studies having revealed the detrimental effects of unwanted noise. In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, noise features along the top ten environmental risks to a person’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Poorly specified drainage systems have the potential to create excess levels of noise, whether it be airborne sound generated by wastewater flowing through pipelines, or structure-borne sound from vibrating pipework or brackets. As such, Marley Plumbing & Drainage’s latest CPD, entitled: ‘The Benefits of Using an Acoustic Drainage System’, explores the issue of noise within a building’s soil and waste system and discusses how specifiers can work to reduce these sound levels by first considering the design of all pipes, stacks and brackets.

Adam Gatrell, technical sales manager at Marley Plumbing & Drainage, said: “It is evident that the issue of acoustics in the plumbing sector has gone beyond people simply being averse to hearing the sounds of flushing toilets or the flow of waste water from adjoining or neighbouring rooms – it is now a matter of wellbeing. As a result, we believe that it is important for specifiers, contractors and MEP engineers to consider the ways in which they can improve a building’s acoustics at the specification stage; especially considering plumbing fixtures are used at all times of the day and could potentially impact on occupants’ quality of sleep.

“With this in mind, our latest CPD will provide participants with an understanding of airborne and structure-borne sound within soil and waste systems, as well as a detailed overview on the ways in which these sound levels can be reduced, with the aim of guiding specifiers through their next project and ensuring a building’s occupants are provided with a quiet and comfortable environment. The CPD will also focus on our dBlue acoustic drainage system, which features a specially designed triple layer pipe structure and unique body bracket, making it the perfect solution for commercial or high-rise applications.”

Industry professionals who are interested in the Acoustic Drainage System CPD should email their details to cpd@aliaxis.co.uk.

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