Category Archive: Noise in the Workplace

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Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatments in the Workplace: Luxury or Sound Investment?

Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatments in the Workplace: Luxury or Sound Investment? Soundproofing and acoustical treatments are often viewed as luxuries and neglected during the planning phases of commercial buildings and workplaces. Architects and design professionals focus on structural integrity and spatial function, but it’s only when people start to work in those spaces that acoustic […]

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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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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 […]

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What’s That Noise? Office Environments

This month’s edition of What’s That Noise? focuses on office environments—enclosed areas that depend on quietness to ensure the clearest communication possible. Millions of Americans spend 40 or more hours working in office buildings each week. Unfortunately, not all the time spent by office employees is productive, as the buildings they work in are a […]

Top 10 Noisiest Jobs

Millions of people are exposed to dangerous decibels in the workplace — from musicians to farmers. We have found the top ten occupations where noise poses a serious health problem.