Classroom

CONTROLLING NOISE IN CLASSROOMS

Essential for the Success of our Students

Classroom noise is a pervasive inhibitor for student learning, but classrooms don’t have to be noisy.

THE PROBLEM WITH CONTROLLING NOISE IN CLASSROOMS

Poor acoustics is a problem in classroom environments around the country. A student’s ability to learn is greatly reduced in a noisy classroom. Reverberation and background noise can make it difficult to hear and understand the instructor, reducing concentration and attention span. The problem is even more serious for students with hearing problems, learning disabilities, or language barriers.

The United States is going through its largest phase of school construction and renovation in history. Although the need for good classroom acoustics has been known for decades, until fairly recently this information was not made readily available to architects and school planners.

In addition to room reverberation, HVAC system noise can be an issue, especially in buildings with older HVAC systems. When designing an HVAC system in new schools there are some basic guidelines that will eliminate most mechanical noise issues:

  • Locate mechanical rooftop equipment away from critical listening areas such as classrooms.
  • Reduce mechanical vibrations of HVAC equipment, conduit, and ductwork through the use of vibration isolators, vibration pads, and spring isolators.
  • Select air handlers with low sound level ratings.
  • Install acoustic duct silencers in noise critical areas.
  • Specify duct sizes large enough to prevent high air velocities, and select diffusers with Noise Criterion, (NC), ratings of 20 to 25.
  • Use longer duct runs to eliminate crosstalk between rooms and lower mechanical noise.

SOLVING COMPLEX NOISE PROBLEMS REQUIRES EXPERTISE AND A TIME-TESTED PROCESS.

1. Data-driven

We use best-in-class techniques to examine acoustic problems before recommending a solution 

2. Engineered Design

Using data collected from our analysis, we create custom solutions to solve your unique acoustic challenges 

3. High- Quality Solutions

Using rugged commercial grade materials, our intelligent acoustic solutions look great, sound amazing, and stand the test of time

INTELLIGENT ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS For CONtROLLING NOISE IN CLASSROOMS

With the success of our students at stake, classroom noise must be treated carefully and effectively. By leveraging our complete range of products and expertise, we design intelligent acoustic solutions that improve the lives of students and faculty.

WHERE WE COME IN

As experts in acoustic design, we can help develop an effective, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing acoustic solution that helps your organization improve the quality and productivity of time spent in your facility.

Our project managers will work with you to assess your noise control needs. With a keen focus on delivering a turn-key solution, we can help design an acoustic package to solve any noise issue.

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