Category Archive: Acoustics Education

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The Importance of Soundproofing Warehouses

Whether it’s communication with customers or communication between team members, the key to any successful business is communication. That is especially true on warehouse and factory floors.  The combination of heavy machinery and large quantities of products can make verbal communication difficult at best and dangerously absent at worse. To ensure safety and efficiency, soundproofing […]

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Understanding Sound Transmission Class (STC) Rating

If you’re looking to learn more about STC rating, you’re likely planning a construction project, and it’s probably not a tool shed. Sound transmission class ratings generally come up in places where we want to keep sound either in or out, like a sound studio, a road-facing exterior wall, or a bedroom above the garage. […]

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NRC Rating 101 – Understanding the Noise Reduction Coefficient

If you’ve found yourself looking into NRC rating, there’s a good chance you’re working on a project that requires sound absorption to reduce echo and reverberation in a room or space. Perhaps you’re starting a podcast or building a sound studio in your home. Maybe you are trying to improve the acoustics at your workplace […]

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Turning Gyms Into Classrooms With Acoustical Surfaces

School is in session, and with new social distancing guidelines in place, many schools are finding creative solutions to provide education to students. While some schools have elected to solve crowding issues by presenting a hybrid model, other schools are opting for creatively making more classroom space. Gymnasiums, specifically, present an excellent opportunity for socially […]

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Architectural Design Changes After the Pandemic

Architectural and acoustic design changes COVID-19 has affected every single person and business on the planet in one way or another. As some states and countries begin relaxing restrictions, it has become clear that changes need to be considered and implemented in several industries to help mitigate the remaining effects of this pandemic and help […]

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Soundproofing Hotel Rooms and Saving Your Business from Negative Reviews

Word of mouth has always been the most powerful form of advertising. If people say good things about your business to their friends and families, those friends and family members are more likely to become your customers, too. And now that the internet has made it easier than ever for people to post their opinions […]

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Whispering Galleries

Have you ever heard of a whispering gallery? It is an architectural feature that allows a whisper to be heard clearly across other parts of the gallery.

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Why Architects, Designers, and Builders should consider Acoustics from Day One

Sounds and noises around us can have a profound impact on everything we do. The music we listen to, the programs we watch, and the work conferences or school classes we attend can be either positively or negatively impacted by sound quality and acoustics. Unfortunately, not all the places we occupy or visit are designed […]

acoustical solutions for restaurants

Noisy restaurant solutions- when peace and quiet are not on the menu

Acoustic solutions for restaurants is not a luxury, but a necessity. The dining experience has come a long way over the past few decades.  Restaurant owners go to great lengths to create spaces that we all want to go to as much for the ambiance as we do for the food. The entire place has […]