Noise control

Fitness Center Acoustics

Fitness center acoustics and noise issues have been the subject of numerous AVANT ACOUSTICS projects over the years. The hard surfaces and loud activity make the perfect storm of noise. As a result, people within the fitness center often cannot communicate...

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Top 10 Ways to Ensure Good Acoustics Before Breaking Ground!

10. Isolate any equipment that moves. No one likes to feel the floor moving under their feet whether it is caused by an earthquake or because that pump next door just kicked on.[caption id="attachment_2324" align="alignright" width="300"] Equipment...

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Noise Control in Sensitive Areas

Noise control in sensitive areas must be considered when designing a space requiring privacy and security.  Hospitals and clinics, government buildings, and even private offices all deserve this consideration. This article discusses noise control techniques...

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Speech Intelligibility

If you have ever heard a speaker, teacher, or public announcement that sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher, you know the importance of speech intelligibility. It is essential for a speaker’s message to reach its audience, for a teacher's class to...

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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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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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