Cerami & Associates was commissioned to provide acoustical consulting on New York University’s new Coles Sports Center Natatorium. Cerami’s team worked on the acoustical design for the HVAC and mechanical systems, in addition to surface finishes within the center.
Since the walls and floor of the natatorium were to be constructed with tile, Cerami had to make recommendations for a ceiling that would absorb the majority of the noise generated there. Thus, the ceiling was constructed out of stretch PVC with batt insulation. In the mechanical room, Cerami’s team specified concrete block wall constructions with independent dry wall partitions. The air-handling unit was provided with a silencer and external vibration springs with all of the ductwork connected to this unit were acoustically lined. In addition, the chillers and cooling tower were also treated for vibration and acoustic isolation.