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Fitness Center Impact Noise

I am frequently contacted about impact noise concerns within buildings. Some of the problems have been related to general footfall noise within buildings; however, many of the issues are related to heavy impact noise. Some of the most frequent sources of heavy impact noise are activities associated with fitness centers. This video shows a leg press with heavy weights that can impact the building structure — i.e. noise level in an occupied space below. The design team must consider this type of structure-borne noise impact in order to create an environment appropriate for a building’s various tenants.