In many public-access buildings (PAB), dividers are an effective way to improve acoustic comfort and reduce noise, which is distinguished by its ease of implementation, when compared to other means in the field of sound insulation in buildings.
There is no need to worry about the supports, the installation method, the fitting conditions including the means for lifting, scaffolding and the co-activity constraints - all of which are the responsibility of a specialized fitting team when it comes to the installation of wall panels or of suspended ceilings and for which ITS and its commercial partners can also provide, when required -.
In fact, the partitions need only to be unpacked and put as they are, which in general can be done by many people, whatever their usual attributes.
Even when they are not on wheels (they are then on a base), the partitions are easily removable and allow (as their name suggests) to divide the space according to the needs, even if the latter are evolving.
When made of sound-absorbing materials, the partition walls make it possible to increase the equivalent absorption area of a room, whose ratio to its volume is often, for a given height, an indicator of the acoustic quality of the space under consideration, to which a standard classification is available, when the reverberation time is not used to assess the situation.
The absorbent lining of dividers walls can be realized by means of panels (for which the sound absorption coefficient can reach 100% at medium-high frequencies corresponding to the human voice) which are at the same time incombustible, cleanable, colored, so all suitable for a large number of applications in relation to the acoustics of buildings e.g. canteens (for children in a school context or for adults in an academic or professional context), relaxation areas, open area offices.
Because, moreover, the dividers is opposed to the propagation of noise, which is an important component of the acoustic quality of such premises, to ensure comfort conducive to restoration (in any sense and spelling of the word) in a refectory (e.g. by avoiding hearing discussions coming from neighboring tables) or the intimacy necessary for office work (even more so if it involves tasks for which attention must be sustained).
When required, the dividers may have glazed parts (then: safety glass i.e. with 2 glass sheets separated by a very thin layer - PVB - which, in case of impact, ensures no dispersion of chips and ensures residual protection before replacement).
The dividers proposed by ITS are with a painted metal frame and are available, with or without glazed part, in several lengths and in 2 heights, making possible many arrangements, now or later, in the space for which the partitions have been envisaged originally, or elsewhere.
ITS has marketed 40 dividers as part of the soundproofing of a restaurant room, in order to help limit ambient sound levels and thus offer users appropriate conditions in terms of acoustic comfort.