Rooftop Noise Solution for Food Processing Facility
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Owner: Post Foods
Acoustic Consultant: SDK Environmental
Contractor: Stolk Construction LTD
Solutions: Building Applications
Sectors: Industrial, Commercial
Rooftop Noise Solutions For Processing Facility
Building Applications – Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Operating proudly in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Post Foods Canada has been helping Canadians start their morning for over 100 years with their iconic cereal brands. The factory, located in the heart of the city, is just around a corner from a residential neighbourhood. With numerous projects tackled each year, the team at the plant knew from experience that noise control is an important part of every project’s scope.
SDK Environmental was brought in to assess the new proposed cooling equipment that was going to be installed on the roof of the facility. The acoustic consultant identified a noise barrier solution for the new equipment that ensured good utilization of the limited roof space.
Being a notoriously higher wind area, a lightweight rooftop noise solution needed to withstand the additional wind loading and elements over time.
With these design requirements in mind, an absorptive PVC noise barrier was recommended for this project to help reduce noise at the source. It could be built to the heights required to clear the large equipment without loosing structural integrity due to the interlocking nature of the panels and the steel posts.
A strong mounting system was needed to secure each support post. It was necessary to secure the posts directly to the building structure. The installer needed to cut into the roof materials to mount the support posts on the concrete base below. Following the post installation, the wall assembly went smoothly much in part due to the straightforward nature of the system and the skill of the installers.
“The roof system designed by Durisol is a great solution and it allowed us to make up for lost time. Once the materials were craned onto the roof and posts were erected, the panels were assembled very quickly. I did not have experience with this style of noise barrier before but will definitely be looking for more solutions like this from Durisol in the future.”
– Matt Friesen, Engineering Manager, Post Foods