PSB-M should be specified whenever a secondary wall is used for improved sound control and rigid bracing will cause unwanted noise transfer. It is important to note that these devices do not add to the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating of a partition, instead they provide structural stability without sacrificing acoustic performance.
Add structural integrity to isolated partition
Ensure quiet space performs as designed
Prevent wall buckling during seismic event
For use when wall isolation is desired for concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall construction, PSB-M supports the partition from buckling. PSB-M can be implemented in many construction situations, as it is a multi-axis restraint and is seismically rated.