Environmental Division Overview <ul><li>Since 1989, Acoustical Solutions Inc. (ASI) has established a National reputation as a leader in environmental noise and vibration control. </li></ul><ul><li>ASI, Environmental Division’s principal focus is on Site Evaluation, Acoustical Studies, and Visual & Noise Barrier Systems for residential, commercial and industrial projects. </li></ul><ul><li>ASI offers comprehensive expertise in: data analysis, modeling, policy and regulatory analysis, planning, value engineering and construction of physical and operational mitigation systems. </li></ul><ul><li>ASI is committed to providing the highest value in services and delivering innovative, cost effective solutions. Integrity, Leadership and Innovation are our cornerstones. </li></ul>
Our Mission Acoustical Solutions is dedicated to improving the environments in which people live, work and play by providing the highest quality acoustical consulting services and products.
Why Vinyl Time Tested Performance Vinyl fencing has been field tested for 20 years and laboratory tested for over 50 years. Proven to be highly durable, most manufactures are able to offer lengthy warranties. Vinyl fencing materials are very strong and resilient. In fact, vinyl has five times the tensile strength of wood and four times the flexibility.
AcoustiVinyl Fence Systems Features & Benefits Yes No Yes Termite Free No No Yes Graffiti Resistant Yes No Yes Maintenance Free Lifetime 10-15 Years Lifetime Projected Life Concrete Wood Vinyl High High Low-Moderate Low-Moderate Moderate Low Material Cost Installation Cost Yes No Yes Color Stable No Regularly No Needs Painting Yes No Yes Fungus & Dry Rot Free
<ul><li>Meets or exceeds AASHTO guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>Since it doesn't absorb moisture it won't blister, peel, corrode or rot. </li></ul><ul><li>Durable all weather vinyl maintains a fresh appearance year after year. </li></ul><ul><li>All N.V. vinyl materials contain high amounts of UV-inhibitor and impact modifiers. </li></ul>AcoustiVinyl Fence Systems Features & Benefits <ul><li>Any section can be removed with ease for future accessibility. </li></ul><ul><li>No visible hardware provides a clean look. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in white, ivory, grey, dune and taupe. Project specific custom colors are also available. </li></ul><ul><li>Product available in a variety of heights and widths. </li></ul>
AcoustiVinyl Post Integrity The AcoustiVinyl ™, when built at heights under 10’, utilizes a .125” thick steel tube for the core stiffener. The 1.5” x 2.5” tube is set in the concrete footing at desired centers and the post “sleeve” is slipped over the tube once the concrete has set. The AcoustiVinyl ™, when built at heights exceeding 10’, utilizes a 4” x 4” steel I-beam for the post stiffener. Again, once the concrete has set the vinyl post sleeve is slipped over and down the I-Beam.
Test Results Live Load Test Results: On 10’ centers – AcoustiVinyl noise barrier wall is structurally sound for “wind – live load’’ of 45 psf. Typical criteria for this type of fence system = 26 to 39 psf with 100 mph wind velocity in the 14 to 29 foot height zone * . *As per AASHTO guide Specifications, interim 2002 maximum wind pressure tables, exposure B1 and B2. Surface Density Test Results: The 32 STC STC AcoustiVinyl ™ is manufactured with a mass of 2.06lbs per linear foot, yielding 4.12lbs per sq foot. The AcoustiVinyl ™ rail mass exceeds the minimum approval criteria of 4lbs per sq foot for highway applications. Sound Transmission Test Results: ASTM E90 (Sound Transmission Loss) test of polystyrene filled sample wall (8’ H x 12’ W) returned an STC rating of 32 . Significantly more than the STC 20 minimum – bettered by few other wall systems.
Structural Integrity Rigid PVC resins can be extruded into highly durable building products. Rigid PVC bas been used in fence and deck applications since the mid 1980s, and in pipe and siding applications since early 1970s. Material will not corrode, erode, rust or rot. Product life-spans measured by multiple decades as opposed to years.
Near Zero-Maintenance No aftercare treatment (painting/staining) required with PVC materials. Rain will wash most accumulated residue away. Excessive dirt can be power-washed away if desired. Graffiti (felt/paint) can be washed off with minimal effort. Many oil and water based paints, permanent marker and other coatings have been tested and successfully removed with standard graffiti removers. Some applications may require hot water pressure washer to assist in removal. It is recommended to remove graffiti sooner rather than later as the sun may ‘back’ paint on and be more difficult to remove. Vinyl is a non-porous material and as such the paint will not easily penetrate the surface as it will with concrete or wood surfaces.
Installation <ul><li>Less complicated installation than other systems </li></ul><ul><li>No heavy equipment required to lift large panels, which translates into lower installation costs and reduced traffic interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>AcoustiVinyl ™ allows for easy of accessibility if required </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 700 lineal feet of 15 foot high A coustiVinyl ™ can be delivered to a sight on a single flatbed </li></ul><ul><li>Walls can also be easily configured to house doorways and portals for access to city services, such as hydrants </li></ul>
AcoustiVinyl ™ Fence Systems The Maintenance Free Choice For Visual & Noise Barriers Acoustical Solutions, Inc. Richmond, VA, 23294 1-800-782-5742 www.AcousticalSolutions.com