W1 Building, 80,000 sq ft of Student Housing
Scope: 80,000 sq ft of Student Housing
Requirement: Glue down vinyl & VCT requiring extensive floor preparation. The sub floor condition should be a hard, stable, and seamless surface to ensure the integrity of the vinyl. In addition, acoustical underlayment required to increase the Impact insulation classification (IIC) of the renovated floor/ceiling assembly.
Solution: Jumpax acoustical underlayment. A sound reducing, free floating, dry leveling, fast track floor preparation system by the Impacta division of Sound Seal.
MIT W1 BUILDING W1 building is a 100+ year old building on the MIT campus in Cambridge MA used for student and staff housing. The building has recently been renovated starting with the old interior being completely gutted from top to bottom. Due to the age of the building, the condition of the structural floor/ceiling assembly, the amount of intense floor preparation and the need for a structure-born noise acoustical underlayment system, Jumpax was the perfect fit.
It is imperative when working on a prestigious project like MIT that all parties involved work closely together to insure a successful project. The MIT project was no exception; Sound Seal worked very closely with Miller, Dyer, Spears Architects, Shawmut Design & Construction the General Contractor and provided onsite training and support to Contract Flooring the flooring contractor/installers. The result is a highly successful completion of the MIT project.
"Jumpax, a GREAT product, easy to level, and with the amount of floor preparation required I didn’t know what else would perform as well."
Eric Bickford, Contract Flooring
"Jumpax kills or deadens sound underneath and we can install it over any kind of floor/sub-floor"
Rick Zantuhos, Contract Flooring
"You only can prep the floor so many times. With Jumpax it eliminates all the floor prep."
Bob Nardone, Contract Flooring