RBC convention centre
Floating floor for exhibition area above theaters, ballrooms, café, retail stores
The 1975 RBC Convention Center in downtown Winnipeg, MB is extended by 31 600m², while the existing building receives structural and electrical upgrades as well. This extended facility will make it the fourth largest publicly owned, as well as the newest convention center in Canada. It is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Standards. A huge portion of the exhibition area is located over ballroom space, meeting rooms, the Presentation Theater, a café and other retail stores. The main concern in regards to acoustical isolation were trucks driving into the exhibition hall, as well as fit-up noise from metal wheel carts, smaller vehicles, objects being dropped (impact), and other construction noise.
Area: 31 600m²
Architects: Number TEN Architectural Group LM Architectural Group
Design/Build: Stuart Olson
Acoustical Engineer: DLA/RWDI Air Inc., Soundscape Engineering
Structural Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners
We appreciate the great teamwork
The concrete topping was only 100mm thick, so not only did the isolation product have to provide superior acoustic isolation, it was also required to withstand the high traffic and point loads caused by trucks and equipment in the exhibition hall. REGUPOL vibration 300 was able to fulfil these demanding requirements and was installed in the exhibition area. REGUPOL iso-strips were applied around the perimeter of the concrete topping, to prevent flanking transmission into the noise-sensitive rooms adjacent to the exhibition area. Total rentable space of this new convention center is now 24 100m².
We appreciate the great teamwork with Daniel Lazun from DLA/RWDI, Inc, and Nathan Sevener of Soundscape Engineering on this special project. Both of them have a remarkable expertise in the field of architectural acoustics and vibration isolation, and their professional approach on this project was impressive.