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Certified Lencore Sound Masking Installer

lencore sound masking

Commercial Acoustics has been certified as a Lencore Sound Masking system installer. As an acoustic consulting firm, our engineers and technicians are trained in designing sound masking systems and other acoustic treatments. By combining both design and installation capabilities under one roof, Commercial Acoustics is able to control the performance of the sound masking system. […]

Guideline: When You Need Sound Absorbing Panels

Absorption Panels

There are a wide range of building uses that suffer from excessive reverberation issues. These both decrease the usability and speech comfort of the space, as well as reduce productivity. Certain spaces, such as restaurants and worship centers, require acoustic treatment to allow intelligible speech, and without it, may cause significant loss of business and […]

When to Hire an Acoustic Consultant

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Every project is unique. Even if there are acoustical requirements, certainly many projects will not require the detailed review of an acoustic consultant. However, not using a consultant can be more costly than hiring one, especially if there are noise complaints and post-tenant modifications or retrofits needed to fix these issues. Learn when hiring an […]

Whats the Difference Between White Noise and Pink Noise

difference between white noise and pink noise

Here’s a question we get everyday! What’s the difference between white noise and pink noise? Sound masking systems are often described as “white noise machines” or “pink noise speaker systems”. In reality, they are approximated as a blend of both. White noise is the same sound intensity at all frequencies, while pink noise decreases in […]

731 St Charles Ave – New Orleans Condo Soundproofing

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731 St Charles Ave. is a $40 million condominium development currently under construction in the heart of the CBD in New Orleans.  The site was renovated to replace a historic concrete building from 1965 that threw several the city’s earliest Mardi Gras balls. Luxury Condo Soundproofing in New Orleans The five-story development boasts luxury units […]

Using Art for Office Space Acoustics

CAN Community Health is a not-for-profit comprehensive care clinic with 34 offices located throughout Florida and South Carolina to provide medical social and educational services. Recently CAN Community opened their new facility headquarters in Sarasota Florida, where the team at Commercial Acoustics was hired to advise on as well as fabricate and install soundproofing and […]

Zasu Restaurant Treated with Custom Color Acoustic Panels

restaurant custom color acoustic panel

Solving acoustic problems in restaurants can be challenging, especially when the restaurant’s design emphasizes its own unique interior aesthetics.  Acoustic panels must be able to homogenize with a restaurant’s custom trim, molding, and paint to match the interior environment.  Commercial Acoustics has made tremendous progress with the customization of acoustic panels, particularly with custom color […]

Golf Clubhouse Acoustics

clubhouse acoustics

A common complaint that we receive at Commercial Acoustics is when Golf Clubhouse Acoustics are overly reverberant, allowing an excessive echo that disrupts patrons. Clubhouses have a wide range of acceptable reverb times, but they should never exceed 1.3 seconds, especially if amplified speech or speaking engagements are going to be used in the space. […]

Gym Acoustic Treatment – St Pauls in New Orleans

Commercial Acoustics was contacted by St Paul’s Episcopal school to solve their time-sensitive gym acoustics problem.  Gymnasiums are fundamentally very reverberant spaces due to their hard, parallel surfaces and large volumes.  Along with athletics, school gyms are often used as auditoriums and event spaces.  This school in particular had scheduled an upcoming fundraising event that […]

Hospital Guest Soundproofing Case Study – Shands in Gainesville

Shands Hospital Soundproofing

The Shands Guest House in Gainesville is a large Marriott brand hospitality project on the campus of the University of South Florida. The 6th story building was designed to accommodate guests of the University and the adjacent Shands Hospital. During the design the architectural firm, Walker Architects, hired a renowned independent acoustical consulting firm to […]