An acoustic airspace is formed by adhering pre-spaced KIP isolation pads to steel channel. This isolated framing platform is a base for either metal decking as a formwork for concrete or to directly attach concrete structural panels.
Note to specifier: FIC is closely related to RIM as both systems use Kinetics Isolation Pads (KIP) as the resilient element. Please consult the RIM concrete tests page and compare with your construction for an approximation of system performance.
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Adhere resilient interface (PPI by KNC) to all penetrations and perimeters. PPI prevents sound vibration from transferring from the isolated slab to the non-isolated structure.
Place Channel runs per shop drawings.
Trim ends of and adhere pads as necessary to maintain 4" maximum cantilever. Add optional fiberglass batting between channel.
Follow industry standards, run perpendicular to channel.
Lay poly sheeting 18" from perimeter, extend over the PPI and temporarily adhere to wall.
Install reinforcement and pour slab.
Remove Tear Strip from PPI and seal perimeter gap.
For structures that cannot support the weight of concrete, consider FIC-W which replaces concrete with a wood composite.