Cerami & Associates provided the acoustical design for the new Bloomberg Tower. The 868-foot mixed-use high-rise building contains 900,000 square feet of office space, two floors of retail shops, and 100 luxury condominiums. Our services were focused mainly on recommendations for fan coil system manufacturers, floor-to-floor noise and vibration issues, and partition constructions.
Each luxury apartment was set to contain its own individual fan coil system and we were asked to help determine which ones would be the best in terms of generating the least amount of sound. We went on to provide mock up tests in order to determine the best manufacturer for the system.
Also, the central mechanical floor, just beneath the first floor of residential apartments, created several acoustical issues due to the noise and vibration generated by the machines inside. We carefully reviewed the stacking of these two spaces and made recommendations to mitigate the noise and vibration with sound insulators and floor treatments. Additionally, we reviewed partition constructions, the detail at the demising partition intersection, with the curtain wall and the flooring.