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Brickfon on sectorial magazine ‘LeStrade’

The Acoustic Barrier without Foundations ideal for construction sites, infrastructures but also for industrial areas, logistics and private homes.

Fabrizio Apostolo in LeStrade magazine also talks about our BrickFon, the fast, practical and intuitive barrier without foundations. Quick and easy to install, uninstall and move without leaving a trace, BrickFon is the ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY barrier! This particular system designed and produced by Bestefa di Rocco Iapicca s.r.l. eliminates the problem of noise pollution without disfiguring the natural landscape in which it is inserted. In full respect of nature, the barrier is made with a percentage of recycled materials that reintroduces the material in a continuous cycle, minimizing waste

BRICKFON – Sound absorbing wall

Not a simple retaining wall, nor a simple barrier. BrickFon is the new sound absorbing and soundproofing solution perfect for public and private sector.

Strength, stability, versatility and durability over time are the characteristics of the new top of the BESTWALL range born from the experience of Bestefa. Brickfon, patent pending, is a unique innovative product. Studied by specialized technicians in the sector, it was designed ad hoc to meet the needs of the market that emerged in 60 years of experience on the construction site. ​​BrickFon idea was born from the hybridization of the Bestblock anti-noise technology with the Bestwall gravity system through a particular eco-friendly production circuit that reuses a high quantity of recycled material in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 14021: 2016 standard.BrickFon® sound absorption performances range go from 6 dB in the A2 category up to 20 dB in the A5 category, it depending on the chosen tile. This particular system made up of concrete blocks with a sound-absorbing finish that exploits the force of gravity, is made self-supporting by the dry joints. The ease of movement and assembly of the blocks, available in large or thin versions, allows the creation of temporary noise barriers with countless configurations. The various possibilities of combining blocks and tiles, which can be positioned in a different way by exploiting the height or width depending on the technical requirements, make the new product patented by Bestefa s.r.l. extremely versatile. Brickfon, in fact, finds application in different contexts starting from the work site, to the industrial area, to infrastructures up to private homes. Thanks to the possibility of customizing the back with a matrix or application of materials such as wood or stone, the barrier is transformed into a real architectural element blending perfectly with the style of the surrounding buildings. The application possibility of accessories such as supports for advertising panels and light points make BrickFon a completely customizable product that is also enriched from a functional point of view.

External noise sources

Identifying the source of the noise to correct it at the source means eradicating the onset of irreparable damage from noise pollution.

Noise pollution is the product of different types of noise that originate from well-defined sources. These are mainly discerned by nature and position in two macro categories: ‘internal’ when the source of noise is to be found in the environment, from the use of household appliances for example, and ‘external’ when the noise comes from the outside or from adjacent rooms or from other distant sources. This last category includes the 3 main types of sources of noise pollution.

The first consists of industrial and commercial work activities which, with the high level of noise they produce daily, in an urban context, can cause serious inconvenience to the citizen. In service and commercial activities, in particular as regards public businesses, private clubs and discos, in addition to machinery and electronic devices, the main sources of noise are also loud music and the sound of patrons. In the case of catering and entertainment venues, the production of noise pollution continues even at night. On the other hand, the noise produced by production activities related to industry, crafts and commerce is mainly due to the functioning of plants and machinery functional to the production process of goods. In this case the level of emissions varies. The noise curve is, in fact, influenced by the dynamics of use and can be disturbing during more or less long periods, sometimes discontinuous, with a greater concentration of sound energy in certain time slots. The acoustic impact caused by this type of fixed sources usually pours on urban areas adjacent to the settlements and is the result of inattentive urban planning.

In the hours in which these emissions reach high peaks it is possible to find discomforts and nuisances especially in the weaker sections of the population such as those of children, the elderly and the sick who need to live in a peaceful environment. Those who undergo pharmacological treatments based on salicylates and diuretics are particularly susceptible to this type of noise and, even in the case of exposure to inconsistent noise, the risk of damage is high. In the working environment itself, especially in some activities such as welding and painting, you can be exposed to substances such as carbon disulphide, carbon monoxide or toluene which if inhaled even in small quantities dispersed in the air modify the resistance of the ear to noise damage.

Second type of external source is instead represented by construction and road construction sites, the latter in particular work mainly at night during the hours intended for the rest of the citizen since the vehicular traffic is less. The noises coming from temporary construction sites during the construction of road, railway, airport or building works are much higher and unpleasant than those produced by industries and commercial establishments. For this reason, the current legislation provides for the issue of specific authorizations by the municipal administrations, in derogation of the limits in force precisely in consideration of the noise level of the activities and the limited time duration of the same. Authorizations are usually issued on the basis of cases and criteria contained in specific regulations or resolutions of the relevant bodies. However, in general, the population tolerates this form of noise pollution more because of its temporary nature.

The third source of noise is characterized by road, rail and airport traffic. The development of the infrastructure network is perceived by the citizen himself as fundamental for the growth and development of the territory and noise pollution, unfortunately, represents the flip side of the medal of well-being. Unlike construction site noise which is temporary, permanent noise from vehicular traffic on roads, highways, railways or airports is perceived as a real threat and is intolerable for the population. Road traffic is the most widespread sound source that falls within this category. The sound levels emitted depend on various parameters such as the number and type of vehicles in circulation, their speed, characteristics (width, slope, the presence of traffic lights or roundabouts, speed bumps) and the type of road pavement, the presence and the conformation of any roadside buildings. Its quantification of this type of noise must be carried out according to significant times and conditions of the phenomenon. It is for this reason that, when checking compliance with the limit values, the current legislation provides that measurements are carried out for periods of not less than one week, this time frame is necessary to quantify the average weekly and daytime and nightly levels.

Separate speech for railway noise detection. Characterized by sound events repeated throughout the day of varying intensity and duration, the measurement of emission levels is linked not only to the daily number of trains, but also to the type and speed. Other characteristics of the railway infrastructure are decisive in this assessment, such as the number of rails, interchanges and terrain morphology. The quantification of the noise produced by the trains takes place through 24-hour measurements and the recognition of the individual transits of trains, on the basis of the time in which the event occurred or the examination of the time profiles, in order to determine an average level on the day and night reference time. The practice for measuring airport noise emissions is very similar to that expected for trains since it refers to individual events that are repeated with varying intensity and duration. The intensity of the sound depends on the type of aircraft, each aircraft is characterized by its own acoustic footprint on the ground, the type of aircraft, its engine and flight operating parameters. Only after having identified the effect of each individual air movement, by adding the contributions of the individual air movements in energy terms, it is possible to determine the overall acoustic situation of each airport. The variability of the emissions is linked to the maneuvering procedures of the aircraft, the type of aircraft and the flight routes that the vehicle must follow.

The World Health Organization and the European Union have estimated that half of the European population is exposed to road traffic sound pressure levels above 55 dB, the threshold beyond which noise becomes unsustainable from an acoustic point of view. The worrying figure alarmed the EU legislator who for over 10 years has been working in favor of European citizens in combating noise pollution by issuing directives aimed at reducing noise emissions while respecting the individual’s psycho-physical health. Despite the commitment in recent years, in fact, there has been a rapid increase in vehicle traffic volumes with a consequent increase in the population exposed to noise levels that exceed the maximum limit. To make the picture more critical, the increase in nocturnal noise levels that has been observed in recent years with an increase in nocturnal emissions also in rural and suburban areas. The concern increases in anticipation of a growth in vehicular traffic with the economic recovery of all EU countries in the post-health emergency COVID-19. It is therefore important to take preventive actions for the future today to avoid or at least contain the repercussions of noise pollution on the life of the European citizen.

Noise pollution: a danger for environment and humans. Risks and remedies.

How dangerous can noise be for individual psycho-physical balance? How to avoid the progressive wear and tear of working, social and emotional life caused by noise pollution?

Noise pollution represents one of the most worrying problems in our cities. Noise, the cause of unease for environment and for man himself, attacks the vital functions of the individual more than he himself perceives. Being exposed daily to noise pollution involves stress and malaise in the medium-long term with a degeneration of quality of life not only from a psychophysical point of view but also from a working and relational point of view.

Yet today in an active society, always running and constantly evolving, noise is inevitable. Everything around us produces noise, there is no human activity that goes away. Today more than ever noise pollution is inherent in many productive, social or leisure activities. With the technological and infrastructural development, determining factors of our economic well-being, the sound level of the surrounding environment has increased significantly attacking our defenses.

The insidiousness of noise pollution lies in the fact that sounds surround man and this makes it difficult to recognize their danger when they exceed the standard dB threshold. Too often we tend to underestimate the problem until we reach a state of acoustic chaos so high as to create annoyance and damage, sometimes even irreparable. In fact, manifestations of malaise and unbearability arise only after having passed various intermediate levels fought unconsciously through a series of nervous reactions and stress, sometimes even of serious entity, which compromise people’s normal everyday activities.

Those who live in noisy cities or work in environments where noise is daily are scientifically proven to be more prone to diseases, cardiovascular disorders and hearing problems. The urgency also arises from the national and international legislators to protect the environment and humans from noise pollution by means of noise reclamation plans according to precise criteria established at the regulatory level.

It is possible to prevent or limit noise pollution by resorting to noise barriers. The Bestfon barriers are structures designed for the specific purpose of protecting sensitive areas from noise by mitigating emissions from highways, railways, airports but also industries and construction sites. Their field of application is very vast, noise barriers can also be used along the arteries of the city road network for the protection not only of entire housing areas but also of individual houses, school buildings and nurseries, hotel structures and nearby offices to sources of noise pollution.

For the safety of citizens, it is also important that noise barriers are subjected to sound absorption and sound insulation tests at specialized institutes and have obtained all the necessary certifications. It is exactly for this reason that Bestefa s.r.l. company , promoter of absolute sectoral excellence, constantly tests its products to prove their quality and performance, offering to customer maximum guarantee and transparency.

Leading actor in progress: towards Industry 4.0

News in Bestefa house, protagonist of 4th industrial revolution.

Bestefa l.t.d. first player of industry 4.0

Change is only thing permanent and uncertainly is only certainty

(Zygmunt Baumann)

Excellence travel is an endless route. To anticipate sectorial trends, to perceive demand and offer oscillations, adjourn constantly on new tecnologic develops are essentials actions for modern company that have primary need to stay to move with the times. Change is a really big potentiality for an enterprise but it must take in time. It can shuffle the cards in play or reconfirm a market leadership. All is possible in a changing scenario. Because in market only one rule applies: or you’re part of changing or you suffer it.

And Bestefa l.t.d. specialists who even believe in innovation power, are and will be part of the change as growth factor. We have decided to invest in the technology and to begin actors of this new industrial revolution because our vision aim to the future, conscious that decisions made today we’ll be decisive for what will be tomorrow.

Only who believe in future invest in progress

Today the challenge of italian industry lies in succeeding to solve a client problem to make sure a market segment. Bestefa l.t.d. aim not only to find new solutions to new problems emerging, but to optimize production times and improve the product quality level to respond more and more effectively at the taget needs.

It begins, in this terms, strategically relevant new technologies introduction that speed up the productive process and, at the same time, improve product and, consequentially, research new solutions consonant to new problems of public and private client.

SPEED AND DYNAMISM: TWO INCISIVE FACTORS IN MODERN SOCIETY

Thanks to technological innovation, Bestefa l.t.d. maintains high its competitiveness in the sector, establishing itself as a national market leader. Investment in innovative systems and the technic know how stored from year to year, a precious heritage generated from a fifty years experience, make this enterpreneurial reality one of the protagonist in the 4th industrial revolution. La Bestefa l.t.d. is in fact one of the few manufacturing companies in Campania that has already invested in 4.0 technological upgrades.

Through recent introduction of CPS that automatize concrete mixing system, the heart of the company, Bestefa l.t.d join to all effects at industria 4.0 trend. Efficiency of the concrete mixing system, now composed of two separate and programmable even remotely mixers, essential to improve, speed up and increase the production of the company is part of the optimization process of company production. The new equipment, made up of hardware and software capable of managing a standard concrete production plant, connects the physical system, or the plant, with computer systems supervised by the office capable of interconnecting with other CPSs at the same time. In this way the cement production process is managed and controlled remotely with a consequent reduction of the worker’s duties deriving from the automation of the process.

A novelty that speeds up the production process, also improving the quality of the product. In short, a real revolution in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

Preserve the efficiency of electrical substations over time

The quality of the electrical substations minimizes future maintenance costs.


In order to keep the performance of the system unchanged over time, it is necessary to carry out regular maintenance operations on the electrical substations with different costs depending on the extent of the intervention. It is essential, to minimize maintenance costs, to choose an Enel approved high quality electric cabin that is durable, built and designed in compliance with current regulatory standards. In this sense, in the choice of electrical substations for the customer, certifications play a central role, guaranteeing the validity of the product to be purchased. Strengthened by previous experience, Bestefa s.r.l. has succeeded in creating a high performance product with high durability over time that responds to the customer’s need to minimize the onset of future maintenance costs. Investing today in the quality of the electric cabin is, in fact, equivalent to spending less on expensive repairs.

Types of maintenance

There are three types of maintenance. The minor preventive measures are those aimed at limiting the normal degradation of use by dealing with lower faults with interventions aimed at restoring normal functionality. These do not include changes to the essential structure of the plant or its intended use. Predictive interventions, instead, consist of:

checks on the state of conservation and efficiency of the components involved, instrumental tests aimed at determining the residual life time of the components to highlight the possible need for replacement, proposals for replacing the existing components close to end of life with new generation products. The most burdensome interventions are those of corrective maintenance which consist of the renewal or replacement of the components of the booth that do not substantially change the performance of the plant but are necessary to bring the plant back to ordinary operating conditions.

The natural or legal person who has overall responsibility for maintenance is precisely the maintenance technician who takes care of the safety, technical and management aspects and can directly perform or have performed manual and / or instrumental maintenance operations on the personnel or third parties. MV / LV cabin systems.

The Bestefa electric cabin is a high quality product that meets the highest quality standards on the market. It has been specifically designed to reduce the impact of time and minimize maintenance operations

Noise Barriers Project

The Bestefa realizes noise barriers made of composite panels reinforced vibrato and polymer concrete, fixed to uprights c.a.v. The proposed anti-noise system, thanks to the bearing structure in reinforced concrete, allows to reach lights up to 6.50 m, streamlining significantly the foundation works.