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Sound masking systems in open offices

Successful Office Sound Masking Systems

Successful office sound masking systems help ensure sensitive communications are not overheard. Plus, they reduce the noise distractions and interruptions that impact productivity. Along with sound absorption and attenuation, architects use sound masking...

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10 Tips for Great Open Office Acoustics

Did you know one of the most common complaints of employees in open office areas is poor acoustics and a lack of speech privacy? Good open office acoustics are closely tied to productivity and comfort. Furthermore, a lack of speech privacy increases the...

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Amphitheater bandshell musical performance

Amphitheater Acoustics: Tips & Tricks

With all the distractions present in the outdoors, amphitheater acoustics deserve special consideration. Every outdoor venue is unique. However, these tips should get you started designing a great-sounding performance space!   Setting the Stage [caption...

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David commissions AV systems at Mayo

Why AVANT ACOUSTICS’ System Commissioning?

AVANT ACOUSTICS looks out for the owner’s best interests with our in-depth system commissioning services. What does that really mean? System commissioning has a major impact on the performance of audio and video systems.  For simplicity, this blog...

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Fort Riley Middle School theater acoustics

Theater Acoustics Design Tips

Good theater acoustics often require more than a few wall panels. High school theaters, in particular, can be challenging spaces for acoustical engineers such as ourselves to tackle. That's because these multipurpose auditoriums are used for plays,...

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Wichita Southeast High School auditorium

Wichita Southeast High School Project

This is not your ordinary high school. This is a brand new $68 million, 330,000-square-foot educational vision brought to reality. The two-story east wing is devoted to academics. A long central hallway and glass-enclosed sky bridges connect its classrooms. Commons...

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Room Acoustics Tips Using Geometry to Affect Sound

Room Acoustics Tips: Geometry and Sound

You probably already know how important sound is to the successful use of a space. One easy way to ensure a great-sounding facility is to consider the effect of geometry on the acoustics as you develop your architectural design.  Here are a few...

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Excelsior Springs Community Center AV

Community Center AV Design

Over the last several years, community centers seem to have popped up everywhere. A good community center includes recreation facilities, such as pools and gyms, as well as spaces to hold meetings, parties, and other events. Many people don't think about...

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Hotel Noise Control Tips

Hotel Noise Control Tips for Architects

Summer vacations are well underway, and many of us will be staying in hotels and motels across the country. Hopefully the architect who designed your destination hotel had an acoustical consultant to help control hotel noise and prevent noisy neighbors...

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Emergency Operations Center AV

The EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER for the Kansas City District of the US Army Corps of Engineers was recently upgraded to be a self-supporting environment capable of 24-hour operations. In addition to the emergency operations function, the center also...

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