Author Archives: Fernando Eguez

ULI Awarded Developer – Case Study

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A large, ULI awarded developer in Chicago, IL was considering a switch to panelized light gauge framing for developments between five and thirteen stories high. Before making this change, the developer wanted to run some acoustical tests. The developer looked to Commercial Acoustics to facilitate the testing. Commercial Acoustics’ expert technicians performed a total of […]

Commercial Acoustics in Partnership with Sound Proof Atlanta

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Commercial Acoustics has partnered with Sound Proof Atlanta to provide a complete, service-oriented soundproofing solution to clients in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Sound Proof Atlanta has been providing soundproofing and acoustical solutions to the Greater Atlanta market for some time now. Steve Forrester, the President, has been working on various sound and acoustic assemblies for over […]

Sofwerx – Tampa Bay, FL

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Sofwerx was a Joint Venture between the Department of Defense and a local non-profit known as the Doolittle Institute. The focus is to develop a training and strategy group that could provide counter-UAV support for our troops. The team was faced with an extremely aggressive task of converting an old, 33,000 square foot warehouse into […]

MidFlorida Credit Union Call Center – Case Study

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MidFlorida Credit Union employees found themselves struggling with voice carryover in their headquarters’ call center. With calls being placed continuously by the many employees in the center, background noise built up and became a real problem for workers who were unable to hear over the noise created by their coworker’s calls. The excessive background noise […]

Soundproofing Walls and Ceilings in Your Gym

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From SoulCycle to Barre to Zumba, it seems like there’s a new workout craze every week these days, and with all these fitness classes come new gyms on every corner. Blaring music, loud equipment and stamping feet may pump you up while you work out but for the daycare center and office building next door, […]

Understanding Expected IIC and STC of Assemblies – Case Study

An architectural firm in Florida is undergoing the process of reviewing standard details in their design assemblies, including the expected IIC and STC of these assemblies. Since these details are used on a number of developments, it is critical to understand how these details are performing in the field and compare those against the expected […]

Cancer Treatment and Research Center – Case Study

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A cancer treatment and research center is undergoing a renovation to replace wood flooring with terrazzo. The reverberation in this space has already raised some complaints, and the more reflective floor covering is expected to create more. These issues are most noticeable during events hosted in the atrium with amplified loud speakers. A reverberation test […]

The Salvador – Multifamily

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When developing luxury hotel and condo units, sound transmission and privacy are a top concern. During the design of luxury spaces the target STC for demising walls are typically above the STC 50 minimum, and are closer to 53-58 depending on location and luxury standards. Instead of adding multiple layers of drywall to the assembly […]

Marchman Technical College – Educational, Acoustical Absorption

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Noise control and sound privacy within educational settings are imperative. During the design process, target STC’s for walls should be discussed and mandated by the architect, but oftentimes topical acoustical treatment for larger spaces is held until after construction is complete. With the hard, reflective surfaces present within gymnasiums, cafeterias, and auditoriums, acoustical absorption is […]

Luxury Timeshare Case Study – Orlando, FL

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Testing and analysis were performed for a luxury timeshare in Orlando, 2 walls were tested: The wall between units 209A and 210A and the wall between 211A and 212A. Both tests were performed late in the afternoon, around 5PM, when the construction on the adjacent job site was sufficiently low, but at times, still audible. […]