Assessment of compliance with the Código Técnico de la Edificación

El Código Técnico de la Edificación (CTE) is the primary set of regulations used to regulate the construction of buildings in Spain since 2006. They establish the basic safety and habitability requirements in construction and play a part in all phases including, construction, maintenance and conservation.

The basic noise protection requirements that buildings must comply with are established in the Documento Básico de Protección Frente al Ruido DB-HR (Basic Document regarding Noise Protection); the purpose of which defines the minimisation of risk from noise disturbance and the illnesses derived from noise exposure.

This document also defines the minimum requirements a building must meet in order for its structure to have the appropriate characteristics to reduce airborne and impact noise transmission and limit the reverberation time according to the purpose of use. These minimum requirements must always be assessed using the appropriate measurements.

At dBplus acoustic consultants we assess the indications stated in the Código Técnico de la Edificación in relation to sound insulation and reverberation time, dealing with the appropriate documentation. If required, we create specific designs to ensure compliance with the legislative requirements and undertake the necessary projects to ensure the desired results.