Category Archive: Commercial
I manage an office building, and we have some mechanical equipment on the ground floor next to the building that has caused some noise complaints. Is there a somewhat easy and affordable solution to this?
Ok, I’ll admit it. I get my hair cut in a salon – but please don’t tell any of my buddies. I only go there because I’ve known the woman for years and she gives me a good deal. Salons all seem to have similar characteristics. They contain hard floors that can be easily cleaned: […]
To treat the noise problem of an office next to a dance studio will require a completely different approach than if the dance studio were next to a manufacturing plant. The office environment typically will start out with a low level of background noise, which makes it easier for the occupants in the office to hear the noise from the dance studio. If you were in a manufacturing area where the background noise is going to be a lot higher to begin with, the dance studio’s noise may be at the same level as the background noise. Just like it is a lot harder to hear someone whispering in a noisy cafeteria vs a quiet library.
“We have a new training room that has the following dimensions: 8′ High, 40′ Long, & 18′ Wide. The walls are dry wall, the ceiling has the typical tiles, and the floor is concrete covered by thin vinyl tiles. Also, one 40′ long wall has a white board all the way across it. The echoes are quite awful in this room. What would you recommend doing to reduce the noise?” Taking care of the echo in the room is actually quite simple, but there are a few options […]
“We just moved into a newly built-out office suite. We have a terrible problem in that we can all clearly hear conversations in adjoining offices. We also have a bad echo in the offices.” Before you begin to look for options for blocking the sound, you need to find where the sound is leaking out, or leaking out the most. Without doing this, It would be like trying to plug a leaky fish tank without knowing where it were leaking […]
“I have a particular sound issue that I hope you can help me with. I need to dampen the noise in a bar in New York City. The ceilings are 18′ high, but the floors are wood and tile, the ceilings are tin, and the walls are mostly brick.” Eliminating the echo and reverberation is going to be really quite easy, but blocking the sound is always a lot more involved and will require altering the floor/ceiling assembly […]
Many retail locations built recently take advantage of the industrial look of an exposed concrete floor and an exposed metal roof deck. It’s a raw, hip look but the unfortunate result is awful acoustics and a terrible echo […]
” I could use some recommendations on what is needed to reduce echo in my company board room.” Taking the edge off of the echo in the room is really going to be a pretty easy thing to do because there are a number of product options for you to choose from […]
I do get quite a few inquiries about noisy AC units. As far as the distance between the AC unit and the wall that you are going to need to build, I would contact the manufacturer of the unit as well as possibly a local contractor who would service the unit if it were needed. It is extremely important to leave enough room around the condenser to allow it to breather and function properly. That is one question that I will not be able to help with and is definitely site specific […]
“I recently was moved from an office to a big cubicle area at work. As you can imagine, the worst thing about being in the cube is the noise. I am desperate to find a solution to block as much noise as possible.” I have a very good friend that is in the same situation. He is in a similar situation where his workspace is in a cubical in a larger room. The sound coming from his co-workers was his first complaint and of course he called me to see what could be done to minimize the bothersome noise […]