Applications, database (for Bastian, SONarchitect or CadnaB)

- Manufacturers may advertise products in the databases to help clients choose appropriate products that comply with regulations on buildings. The calculation model takes the influence of surrounding building elements into account, which makes the life easier for the manufacturer.

- Consultants may prescribe products from the database whenever feasible, since they may trust data being published and applied by several colleagues. Errors are encountered and corrected from time to time, which keeps the quality assurance process alive and more efficient than any consultant could achieve on their own.

- High performance products prove their superior function easily. Nevertheless, products with less acoustic performance may be acceptable (comply with the requirements) - as can be documented with a simple calculation. If the price is an argument, the acoustic function may be acceptable even if it is not the leading product in this aspect.

- The EN ISO 12354 softwares with the SAU Nordic Database facilitate communication between the actors of the building design process, i.e. designers, manufacturers and contractors.

- BASTIAN® makes sound insulation issues handy. Now, it is easy to make sure the overall sound insulation of floors, walls, windows, doors, ceilings and air inlets meet the specified requirement.

- Make calculations as a service to clients, to assist their choice of products, or to improve own knowledge.

- Clients who use a EN ISO 12354 software with the SAU Nordic Database ask for documented data, which help reduce irresponsible competition.

- Clients have access to updated product data and calculation models, effortless compared to keeping paper files updated.

- One entry in the SAU Nordic Database is enough to reach users in all Nordic countries. Read more under the linked pages for Subscription (left column).

Consultants may use a EN ISO 12354 software with the SAU Nordic Databaseto to calculate values according to all International and European standards. The calculation algorithms follow the EN ISO 12354 parts 1-3

The softwares and the SAU Nordic Database (or a database built-in) are relatively easy to use to calculate soundproofing in building. Simple calculations, e g testing of floor coverings, windows, doors, outdoor air ducts, ceilings etc. from a readily available building model, most users with normal experience can do themselves (could be based on our courses), but modeling of the building frame requires building acoustic experience, see also the FAQ section.
     Input values are carefully selected and introduced into product databases, with more than 2000 Nordic and European designs. The databases are used by many consultants and as experience collects, occasional adjustments are made to input and a new version is sent to users.
     Calculating according to SS-EN ISO 12354 with a EN ISO 12354 software and the SAU Nordic Database can be said to be good industry practice which may be assumed to be (part of) the liability requirement of consultants in ABK 96 and ABK 09. It is important to report that input data has been taken from the databases. In case you have entered the values ??for your own constructions for some reason, it is important to report which source you have for these values ??and if there are several independent sources, such as theoretical calculations and field measurements.

*) From 2013, the SONarchitect software also includes these Nordic databases, by an automated FTP-access. For CadnaB, a subscription should be ordered from us. All versions have to be ordered through us.
**) European databases from Datakustik in CadnaB, read here