RIM Concrete

Rollout Isolation Material

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RIM is a high-performance noise control system that is easily installed. The rolls of RIM use acoustic batting to prespace isolation pads. These pads form an airspace—an essential component for noise control.

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Drawings | BIM


BIM OBJECT

ZIP

Installation Sequence

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DWG

Isolated Perimeter Condition

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Isolated w/ Partition

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Isolated Drain Option

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Isolated Floor Penetration

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Testing Results


Sound Test- Lab #AT001049

6" (152) Concrete Slab

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • None
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 53
    • IIC 27
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    • B-3463.1

Sound Test- Lab #AT001010

2" (50) Topping Slab
Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • None
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 54
    • IIC 24
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • RIVERBANK ACOUSTICAL LABORATORIES
    • TL 71-90

Sound Test- Lab #AT001011

4" Concrete Slab
1/2" (13) Plywood
RIM L-2-12 Isolation Material
2" (50) Topping Slab
Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM L-2-12
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 73
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • RIVERBANK ACOUSTICAL LABORATORIES
    • TL-71-211

Sound Test- Lab #AT001012

4" Concrete Slab
1/2" (13) Plywood
RIM L-2-12 Isolation Material
2" (50) Topping Slab
Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM L-2-12
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • IIC 70
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • RIVERBANK ACOUSTICAL LABORATORIES
    • IN 71-15

Sound Test- Field #AT001020

4" (102) Concrete Slab
5/8" (16) Plywood
RIM Q-2-12 Isolation Material
4.88" (124) Thick Slab with 17" (431) High Concrete Tee Legs at 30" (762) OC
Drop in Acoustical Ceiling

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM Q-2-12
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • FSTC 68
    • FIIC 72
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • CAPE DIXSON ASSOCIATES
    • 91104.02

Sound Test- Lab #AT001029

4" (102) Concrete Slab
1/2" (13) Plywood
KIP-22Q2 Isolation Pads 16" (406) OC
6" (152) Concrete Slab

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • KIP
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 68
    • IIC 60
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B-3448.9

Sound Test- Lab #AT001030

4" (100) Concrete Slab
1/2" (13) Plywood
KIP-22Q2 Isolation Pads Spaced 16" (400) OCEW
2-1/2" (65) Fiberglass Insulation
6" (150) Concrete Slab

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • KIP
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 72
    • IIC 62
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B-3448.10

Sound Test- Lab #AT001031

4" (102) Concrete Slab
1/2" (13) Plywood
RIM Q-2-16 Isolation Material
6" (152) Concrete Slab
ICC Isolation Hanger
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
Drywall Furring Channel
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM Q-2-16
    • ICC
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 94
    • IIC 82
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B-3448.11

Sound Test- Field #AT001071

3" (76) L.W. Concrete
6 Mil. Poly Vapor Barrier
1/2" (13) Plywood
RIM Isolation Material
3" (76) Nominal T&G Plank
Glue Laminate Joist
Steel Beam (1 Hr. Rated Enclosure UL Design N501 SIM.)

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • NNIC 65
    • FIIC 54
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • CAVANAUGH TOCCI ASSOCIATES, INC

Fire Test- Lab ASTM E84-15B

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • RIM
  • RATINGS:
    • FLAME SPREAD INDEX 15
    • SMOKE DEVELOPED INDEX 40
    • CLASS A
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • OWENS CORNING PRODUCT TESTING LABORATORIES
    • A160028


Submittal Documents


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Testing


STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001049
  • 6" (152) Concrete Slab

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001010
  • 2" (50) Topping Slab
  • Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001011
  • 4" Concrete Slab
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • RIM L-2-12 Isolation Material
  • 2" (50) Topping Slab
  • Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001012
  • 4" Concrete Slab
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • RIM L-2-12 Isolation Material
  • 2" (50) Topping Slab
  • Precase Concrete 14" (356) Tee

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Field #AT001020
  • 4" (102) Concrete Slab
  • 5/8" (16) Plywood
  • RIM Q-2-12 Isolation Material
  • 4.88" (124) Thick Slab with 17" (431) High Concrete Tee Legs at 30" (762) OC
  • Drop in Acoustical Ceiling

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001029
  • 4" (102) Concrete Slab
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • KIP-22Q2 Isolation Pads 16" (406) OC
  • 6" (152) Concrete Slab

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001030
  • 4" (100) Concrete Slab
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • KIP-22Q2 Isolation Pads Spaced 16" (400) OCEW
  • 2-1/2" (65) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 6" (150) Concrete Slab

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001031
  • 4" (102) Concrete Slab
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • RIM Q-2-16 Isolation Material
  • 6" (152) Concrete Slab
  • ICC Isolation Hanger
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • Drywall Furring Channel
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Field #AT001071
  • 3" (76) L.W. Concrete
  • 6 Mil. Poly Vapor Barrier
  • 1/2" (13) Plywood
  • RIM Isolation Material
  • 3" (76) Nominal T&G Plank
  • Glue Laminate Joist
  • Steel Beam (1 Hr. Rated Enclosure UL Design N501 SIM.)

Fire Test- Lab ASTM E84-15B

  • FLAME SPREAD INDEX 15
  • SMOKE DEVELOPED INDEX 40
  • CLASS A

System Components


RESILIENT INTERFACE (PPI)

SPRAY ADHESIVE

SEALANT

SEEPAGE PROTECTION


Drawings


RIM-1

RIM-2

RIM-3

Installation Sequence

Isolated Perimeter Condition

Isolated w/ Partition

Isolated Drain Option

Isolated Floor Penetration


Additional Documents


DATA SHEET

SPECIFICATIONS-1"

SPECIFICATIONS-2"

SPECIFICATIONS-3"

SPECIFICATIONS-4"

LEED

WARRANTY



Installation Overview


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  • RESILIENT INTERFACE

    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.

  • ROLL OUT RIM MATERIAL

    Unroll material and trim batt at perimeters

  • INSTALL POURING FORM

    Lay plywood on top RIM, staggering joints, secure with Junction Plates (by KNC)

  • ADD SEEPAGE PROTECTION

    Cover plywood with 2 layers of Poly

  • POUR SLAB

    Install reinforcement and pour slab.

  • FINISH PERIMETER

    Remove Tear Strip from PPI and seal perimeter gap.



Design Guidelines


FAQ


  • “My Acoustical Consultant selected LSM for use on my project, what is the first step?”

    Contacting your Local Representative is a good place to start. You may find the Design Phase Timeline helpful as an overview of typical activities.

  • “What information is included in your shop drawings?”

    Our shop drawings include coordination of the live and dead loads, a dimensioned isolator layout with capacities, acoustical information including loading of individual isolators (with deflection curves), as well as project specific and general installation guidelines for the contractors.

  • “What information is needed for Kinetics to create shop drawings?”

    The timely gathering of essential information makes a difference in our turnaround time. A guide for helpful information can be found here.

  • “Should isolated floor drawings be in the Structural or Architectural plans?”

    As isolated slabs are by their nature non-structural, they typically reside in the Architectural Plans.

  • “What structural concerns are there?”

    Ensure that the structural slab has the proper depression to include the isolated slab as well as the airspace created after the slab is lifted. Structural slab stiffness and capacity considerations must be made relative to the activity of the floor (e.g. if the floor activity is to include the drop of heavy, a stiffer structural slab is required). The existing floor should be flat as the isolators can only mirror the floor on which they are resting. If there are seismic concerns, designing a curb capable of restraining the isolated slab will eliminate the cost of using in-slab restraints.

  • “Who should design the rebar spacing in the isolated slab?”

    If your project isn’t employing a structural engineer of record, then slab design should go to an independent third party firm to avoid any potential conflict-of-interest with isolator layout. Kinetics maintains relationships with independent structural engineering firms experienced in isolated slab design who can seal the reinforcement design in all fifty states.

  • “Help! The contractor just finished raising the floor and it is sticking up past the surrounding elevation!”

    Kinetics selects spring capacities and isolator spacing based on many factors, including but not limited to, even deflection between adjacent isolators, (limits concrete slab stress) the type of activity that will be occurring on the isolated slab, as well as the total live and dead loads that will be on the slab. In some cases the slab may need to be raised above the room threshold, but will settle to proper height once all the loads are added.


Design Phases



Isolated Floor Seismic Restraint

Structural Floor Flatness


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  • FF = 38 (SOV)
  • FF = 25 (MLV)
  • Kinetics requires a specified overall value of Floor Flatness FF = 38 and a minimum local value of Floor Flatness FF = 25. This means that locally the floor is considered “Flat” and globally the floor is considered “Good” (“Flat” and “Good” are terms defined by ACI- American Concrete Institute Guidelines Section 302). Conventionally this means locally a 10 foot straight edge would have 1/4 inch of variation, and globally the variation would be less than 3/16 inch.
  • These requirements are necessary for Kinetics spring lift slabs because the top of the structural floor becomes a pouring form for the bottom of the isolated slab. As the canisters are a fixed height, inconsistencies in the structural floor become reflected in the isolated slab. If the structural floor is not considerably flat then issues can arise that adversely affects the acoustical, and even possibly the structural performance of the isolated, elevated slab. The standard deviation of varying thickness of the slab could be significantly more than was accounted for in the selection of the isolators; this could lead to under or over isolation, incorrect leveling screw set dimensions, and structural stress in the isolated slab. This can also make lifting the slab to a constant elevation very difficult.
  • Normally FL is typically specified with along with these numbers for levelness. While flatness between mounts is critical, the slope of a floor is not nearly as crucial. Please contact Kinetics if a sloped floor is being considered with spring isolated slabs.

Construction Documents Content Guide


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  • Architectural/General:Floor plans
    • Note whether the isolated slab area is one single isolated slab, or divided into
      multiple isolated slabs and/or non-isolated infill areas.
  • Section Details
    • EOS (edge of slab) conditions and transitions
    • slab thickness (typically 4"-6")
    • airspace under the slab (typically 2")
    • housekeeping pads or other areas of thicker concrete
  • Loading DataClarifies which walls sit on the isolated slab, and which walls sit on the structural slab
    For walls that sit on the isolated slab, provide:
    • Partition plan
    • Partition schedule
    • Partition heights
    • Load path and load (in pounds or KIPS) of any stationary equipment, millwork, etc.
    • Load path and weights of any operable partitions/curtains, seating, equipment, etc.
    • Identify and provide equipment and materials with their respective weights that may be moved
      on floor during or after construction.
  • Structural:
    • framing plan and/or edge-of slab plan
    • restrictions/requirements of isolator spacing, if any (typically 48" on center each way)
    • type of concrete (normal weight, lightweight, etc.)
  • Acoustical: (from Acoustical Consultant and only if applicable)
    • 1" or 2" Spring deflection
    • Minimum Spring Deflection
    • Damping Information
    • Venting Details
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At the core of RIM’s acoustic performance is the KIP pad. Uniquely permanent and dynamically predictable, this isolation medium provides freedom of design due to its stable natural frequency across a wide range of variable loading situations. The pads are available in different sizes and densities. Further, the spacing can be adjusted in the roll of RIM. Shop drawings, which incorporate pad selection and spacing, are included with the system.

Installation is quick. When installing RIM, each roll is designed so the pads line up with the adjacent unrolled material. After all the material has been laid out, it is either covered with a concrete pouring form or structural concrete panels.

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