Sector Sport
Project type New build
Year completed 2012
Project location London
Client London 2012
 
 

Challenge

Heavy rain revealed that the metal roof of the 4,500 tonne steel structure located within the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and opened by Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, created too much noise and vibration when the heavens opened. The 24-hour media hub, home for some 20,000 broadcasters, journalists and photographers, brings the games to an estimated four-billion people.

Solution

Total Vibration Solutions (TVS) won a contract from London 2012 to help suppress the unwelcome sound of rainfall on the roof of its International Broadcasting and Media Centre.

The contract was to supply a specialist one millimetre thick self-adhesive acoustic damping material to cover part of the building's 28,000m2 roof.

TVS Managing Director Paul Lafone, commented: "The wet weather has been unprecedented, so the organisers clearly want to ensure that they are prepared, even if the worst should happen during the Games. During my visit with the London 2012 venue and infrastructure team, I actually took along a pair of cymbals, one with and one without our TVS damping sheet applied, just to illustrate its effectiveness in solving the noise and vibration problems in metallic surfaces.

Unorthodox, but it seems to have demonstrated the perfect solution."

Outcome

The media hasn't been troubled by the ongoing and unpredictable cloudbursts, ensuring it can provide national and international news coverage effectively.


Challenge

Heavy rain revealed that the metal roof of the 4,500 tonne steel structure located within the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and opened by Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, created too much noise and vibration when the heavens opened. The 24-hour media hub, home for some 20,000 broadcasters, journalists and photographers, brings the games to an estimated four-billion people.

Solution

Total Vibration Solutions (TVS) won a contract from London 2012 to help suppress the unwelcome sound of rainfall on the roof of its International Broadcasting and Media Centre.

The contract was to supply a specialist one millimetre thick self-adhesive acoustic damping material to cover part of the building's 28,000m2 roof.

TVS Managing Director Paul Lafone, commented: "The wet weather has been unprecedented, so the organisers clearly want to ensure that they are prepared, even if the worst should happen during the Games. During my visit with the London 2012 venue and infrastructure team, I actually took along a pair of cymbals, one with and one without our TVS damping sheet applied, just to illustrate its effectiveness in solving the noise and vibration problems in metallic surfaces.

Unorthodox, but it seems to have demonstrated the perfect solution."

Outcome

The media hasn't been troubled by the ongoing and unpredictable cloudbursts, ensuring it can provide national and international news coverage effectively.


 
 
 
Enquire
 

Also by TVS Acoustics

TVS Acoustics address and contact details

Total Vibration Solutions Ltd T/A TVS Acoustics
Low Bay, Commerce Street
Carrs Industrial Estate
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5JT
Tel: 01706 260220
View on map - 2 addresses
 
Follow TVS Acoustics
 
Not found what you're looking for? View other options