Soundlag successful in Largest Emirates Hotel

The challenges

Designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel is a new 5 star Hotel built in Dubai with a total of 440 rooms. Located next to the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel is now the largest resort in the Emirate.

Complete with waterways, lush gardens and elegant accommodation, this private, beach front resort has over 40 restaurants and bars, 29 traditional summer houses, a waterpark, two grand ballrooms, and its own arena.

In such a large scale project, complexity and sheer volume becomes a challenge in terms of lagging. Knowing the luxury market who will frequent the hotel, noise issues from plumbing would not be tolerated, and thus the best quality, most effective solution would be required. For efficiency it also needed to be easy and fast to install.

The solutions

With no specific acoustic parameters given from the MEP consultant (CKR Consulting Engineers), Soundlag 4525C was chosen specifically due to the maximum insertion loss amongst its competition. The flexibility of the barrier was what impressed the consultants as it makes the product easy to install.

Soundlag 4525C is to be installed throughout the Hotel. The unique construction of Soundlag pipe lagging gives the dual benefits of a noise barrier and a noise absorber. The highly dense and flexible mass layer provides excellent sound reduction properties, whilst the decoupling layer breaks the vibration path between the substrate and the mass barrier, thus allowing the vinyl external wrap to remain flexible and thereby optimise its performance. The external foil facing offers a fire resistant covering and an excellent surface to join adjacent sheets

The results

In total 10,120 sqm will be installed throughout the hotel. At the time of writing (2016), The project is still under construction and as yet no testing has been completed.

In total 10,120 sqm was installed throughout the hotel with great success.