Monthly Archives: December 2018

Acoustic Treatment for Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room Acoustics

Multi-purpose rooms, by definition, will have several use cases in which acoustic criteria are likely to vary. In some cases you may be looking to host a comfortable dining environment, while in others, you may have a networking event where people are encouraged to walk around and mingle. There may situations in which amplified sound […]

Church Acoustical Design

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The following is an excerpt from a Church Acoustical Design & Assessment performed under contract in North Florida. Church Acoustical Design Criteria It is understood that the primary focus of this church space is to support the a capella music environment performed by the entire congregation. In order to accommodate the musical environment, our focus […]

Noise Ordinance Testing in New Orleans

New Orleans Acoustic Testing

For music and entertainment venues opening up in New Orleans, many owners are asking themselves “Am I disturbing my neighbors? Will they file a noise complaint?” New Orleans is full of historic neighborhoods, and the culture of live music runs throughout.  These venues are typically in close proximity to residents.  Additionally, the building structures themselves […]

University Acoustics

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The University of South Florida was building out a new laboratory and education center that required significant acoustic treatment. While the flooring was hard and reflective, the ceiling did have some absorptive ceiling tiles, with an NRC rating above 0.5. In order tor reduce reverberation in the space, the architect specified wall-to-wall acoustic panels. These […]

Georgia Broadcast Studio Acoustics

broadcast studio acoustics

The Georgia Public Broadcast Studio has been expanding their broadcast capabilities and required three additional recording studios to meet their capacity needs. During the expansion the team reached out to Commercial Acoustics to provide acoustic treatments in the recording rooms. After an indepedent acoustic consultant was used to determine the thickness and area of the […]

Performing Arts Theater Acoustic Treatment

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This performing arts theater in South Florida required significant acoustic treatment after it was noticed that many of the attendees were unable to clearly hear the bands when playing. While this had already been an issue for some time, it was exacerbate when the carpet was removed for lower-pile carpet during a recent renovation. Located […]

Public Works Auditorium Acoustics

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The Pinellas Park Public Works office was dealing with significant echo and reverb in their conference room. They reached out to Commercial Acoustics to come and do on-site reverberation testing as part of their acoustic consulting capabilities, in order to determine how many acoustic sound panels would be needed to reduce the echo in their […]

Importance of Noise Control in Hospitals

hospital noise

Significant research has been conducted that links noise issues in hospitals with patient lack of sleep.  The deteriorated sleep quality experienced by patients results in extended hospital stays, development of delirium, and other negative outcomes. By treating the underlying noise issues and associated sleep quality factors, hospitals are able to greatly improve patient satisfaction and […]

West Coast Church Acoustic Treatment

Church Acoustic Evaluation and Treatment Step 1: Evaluate Church Reverberation The West Coast Church in Englewood, FL has received noise concerns after removing previous panels in the primary sanctuary room. There are a number of overhead amplified speakers hanging from the ceiling grid above, and a live band space in the front of the sanctuary, […]

Acoustic Consulting – Miami Reverberation Analysis

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Acoustic Assessment: Commercial Acoustics reviewed the progress Drawing Set for an upcoming 4-star Hotel in Miami, FL in order to provide acoustic treatment recommendations for the Amenity Lounge. Analysis of the room was performed based on the room geometries and finishes included in the drawing set. Using the Sabin’s Formula, the A-weighted reverberation time (RT60) […]