Tag Archives: Absorption

Lecture Hall Sound Treatment

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Lecture halls are a staple on almost every college campus. These multifunctional rooms are used regularly as classrooms but often play host to additional events such as guest speakers and presentations. Though lecture hall uses may vary, speech remains the constant factor across events. In order for speakers to successfully communicate with an audience, there […]

Open Plan Offices vs. Closed Plan Offices

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Though there are many distractions in the workplace, one of the most commonly noted is noise. Excessive background noise from coworkers typing, chatting, or talking on the phone can distract others from their work, making them less productive. To combat this issue, many offices have begun to consider speech privacy, and have looked for ways […]

Case Study – Naples Flatbread

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Naples Flatbread, a modern restaurant serving up artisanal flatbreads, recently discovered they were suffering from a sound problem. In addition to their restaurant services, the trendy location is equipped with a stage and offers live music to guests as they dine. Nearly all restaurants experience some type of soundproofing or acoustics problem, and hosting live […]

Understanding Speech Privacy

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What is Speech Privacy? Speech Privacy can be defined as the inability of an outside listener to understand a conversation between two or more separate individuals. Effective speech privacy is an essential aspect of any office as it allows employees to: Conduct confidential conversations without being overheard Ignore distracting conversations Understand in-person and phone conversations […]

Restaurant Acoustics – Sarasota, Florida

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Determining the Restaurant Acoustics Speaks Clam Bar in Sarasota, Florida opened 2 months ago, and with the high-end marble finish and tile floor, noted that they were experiencing sound issues. Specifically, they had excessive reverberation in their restaurant that made it difficult for patrons to converse easily. Losing what we call “Speech Intelligibility“. This is […]

Acoustics for Schools

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Imagine trying to learn integral calculus with the drumming of a mechanical room next to you. Or trying to memorize Shakespeare lines or capials in the Far East capitals the band plays a marching tune above. This is a situation that many students in our nation’s schools encounter every day. Designing and building schools for […]

Guidelines for Worship Center Sound Treatment

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Sound treatment is critical in faith and worship centers, as these locations tend to rely heavily on both speech and music. The centers must be properly outfitted with acoustical equipment to increase speech intelligibility while simultaneously enhancing the quality of musical components. The equal importance of music and speech quality creates a challenge for architects […]

Auditorium Acoustics: 8 Factors to Consider

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Have you ever attended a lecture or a play in an auditorium and barely been able to make out what the speaker was saying? Chances are the problem was poor acoustics. Next time you provide acoustical consulting for an auditorium, make sure to consider these 7 key factors: 1. Location For new auditoriums, the building […]

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 […]