Acoustics, Vibration & Noise Control Forum

Are You Getting The Message?

Your mood and your productivity are affected as much by the sound of your world as any other sensory input. In fact our sense of sound is our only sense that is not selective. Just try not hearing something! We can close our eyes and hold our breath, but we cannot turn off our ears. […]

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Project Spotlight: Firewater Kitchen & Bar – Custom Acoustic Panels

In a recent article, we discussed restaurant noise and some of the challenges of fixing the issue. When we experience a place, it’s not just visual elements that we take in, but also acoustic elements. When restaurants are overly noisy, what should be an enjoyable time with friends or family becomes stressful and we want […]

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Let’s Get Together. I Miss You! And In-person Meetings.

Virtual meetings have become a staple in today’s business world. Despite the convenience and cost-effectiveness of virtual meetings, they can also present a unique set of challenges when it comes to communication. One of the main issues with virtual meetings is that it can be difficult to read body language and facial expressions, which can […]

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Restaurant Reverb – How Do You Fix a Noisy Restaurant?

NOISY RESTAURANTS – A COMMON COMPLAINT Last week, I met with the owner of a new restaurant along with the architect who designed the place.  They have been getting complaints about how unbearably loud the place is.  If I had a dime for every time someone has told me about a noisy restaurant that really […]

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Taking Sound to New Heights – Kitchen Spotlight

Consider What Your Environment Sounds Like We strive to provide the best acoustical products and services in the industry. We know that a comfortable acoustical environment contributes greatly to productivity, safety, and health. This residential kitchen is just an example of how we can change any environment and make it more enjoyable to the ear. […]

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Mass Notification in Multi-Building Settings: Why It Matters

The importance of Mass Notification and Emergency Communication Systems (MNEC) has  become much more apparent over the last several years.  Businesses, college campuses, schools, healthcare facilities, and other organizations in multi-building settings have all been juggling the balance between going back and forth from remote work and returning onsite.  Though there is much debate around whether being remote or onsite […]

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IS YOUR SAFETY PLAN UP-TO-DATE?

With each new year comes a sense of starting over – a reset or refresh, if you will.  The start of a new year is a perfect time to evaluate what was (or wasn’t) working from the last 365 days and find the right tools or solutions to improve. One topic that could use some […]

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What You Really Need to Know About Mass Notification Systems

What Are Mass Notification Systems? Mass notifications systems are a vital part of an organization’s risk management and life safety program, ensuring the security of a building and personnel when dealing with critical situations. The systems are designed to notify and alert groups of people of potential threats or emergencies, along with providing direction on […]

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Using Novawall for Your Project’s Acoustics

The variety of workspaces in a modern office building creates acoustic challenges that often need custom solutions.  When adding absorption to space, acoustic panels are a great idea, but as anyone who has built something knows, sometimes “standard sizes” don’t end up fitting a finished space as well as you might think.  A floor that […]

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Noise – The Most Common Complaint About Hospital Stays

THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINT ABOUT HOSPITAL STAYS? …. NOISE! If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to spend some time in the hospital you know what it’s like to struggle to get some much needed rest! Disturbances such as voices echoing in the hallways, squeaky cart wheels, the beeping of monitoring equipment, and busy nurses’ stations […]

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Do You Work In A Noisy Office Space?

DO YOU WORK IN A NOISY OFFICE SPACE? If your work environment makes you feel distracted or less productive you’re not alone. Because an office space has a lot of reflective hard surfaces such as drywall, tile, glass, desks, and counter tops, the space can become too reverberant making it hard to understand normal levels […]

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