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Sound & Vibration testbed

A nationally unique resource for development of building systems and products. An established and complete building acoustic laboratory with qualified personnel, proven and structured work routines, and an emphasis on SMEs.

The resource is accredited for a range of acoustic measurements according to national and international standards. It is conjoined with the National Metrology Institute for Sound Pressure and Acceleration, which guarantees traceable measurements of the highest quality. The laboratory offers objective and subjective evaluations as well as simulations in collaboration with SDL at RISE.

The complete building acoustic  lab offers e.g. measurements of:

  • Horizontal /vertical sound transmission in floors
  • Horizontal sound transmission of
  • Building systems, such as facades and walls
  • Building components and products, such as doors, windows, moldings, etc.
  • Noise from technical installations
  • Plumbing installations, pipes and fittings - water lab
  • HVAC, heat pumps, filters etc. - with controllable airflow
  • Auralization of measured noise characteristics
  • Mobile equipment for field measurements
  • Material parameters
  • Vibrational properties
  • Absorption - reverberation room and measurement tube
  • Sound radiation/intensity - reverberation/hemi-anechoic room


Testbed name

Sound & Vibration



Testbed category

Laboratory testbeds (LT)


Buildings and infrastructure



Strategic innovation program



Västra Götalandsregionen

Visiting address Brinellgatan 4, 504 62 Borås

Jan Almqvist

Contact person

Jan Almqvist


+46 10 516 54 60

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