Problem addressed

Structural vibrations within buildings are a critical problem in today’s construction industry. Not only can vibrations be disruptive and accelerate structural wear and tear, but reducing them requires a building’s structure to be made heavier and more stiff increasing costs and embodied carbon.

Overview of start-up

CalmFloor, FSD Active’s primary innovation, uses vibration control technology to reduce excessive floor vibration, improving living and working conditions within a building while reducing excessive embodied carbon in both refurbishments and new buildings. Their Active Vibration Control solution utilises advanced technology called active mass dampers which reduce vibrations and promote a safe and stable living and working environment. They aim to reduce embodied carbon whilst maintaining excellent vibration performance empowering net zero ambitions.

What makes the start-up innovative?

FSD Active’s solution stands out due to its specialised function in reducing structural vibration and its strong commitment to sustainability. CalmFloor employs innovative technology to effectively reduce structural vibrations ensuring the comfort of building occupants and potentially increasing the longevity of the building itself. It is designed for easy installation and low maintenance, reducing its overall lifecycle costs and preventing the need for frequent replacements or repairs, minimising material use and waste over time.

How the start-up has been designed to scale-up quickly

FSD Active has optimised their manufacturing process to enable them to quickly increase production capacity to meet rising demand without compromising on quality or performance. Their supply chain is also robust and sustainable, ensuring that they can scale up production while staying true to their environmental commitments. Additionally, FSD Active is committed to ongoing research and development to refine their product and adapt to changing market needs. This includes constant innovation in vibration-dampening technology and exploring new sustainable materials.