Early Acoustical Planning Provides Effective Work Environments

By Christopher J. Pollock, PE, CTS, LEED AP

Those of us that work in offices have noticed some significant changes in the look, feel and sound of the contemporary workplace. Not only have the physical aspects changed, but the way we interact with our space and everything within it has changed also. The biggest of these is our ability to collaborate and communicate with one another – an ever increasing component of what companies are requiring of their staff and firm culture.

The change in workplace design is not simply a departure from the hierarchy or “status” of private office to open office, but rather a continuum of change that companies are implementing based on leading guidance to design spaces that suit their own specific goals and culture, to drive change and to think ahead for the next generation of worker.

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This article originally appears in Sound & Communications Magazine’s February 2014 issue.

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