Acoustics & Vibration

When the acoustics of a space are unnoticeable, our design is a success.

In an office space, successful design means that an employee cannot understand the conversation in the office next door. Good acoustical design ensures speech privacy. In a hospital, successful design means that the integrity of an MRI scan cannot be compromised by a trembling floor caused by doctors walking through the halls. Good acoustical design reduces noise and vibration. In a lecture hall, successful design means that the professor’s voice can be heard as clearly by the students in the first row of seats as the students in the last row of seats. Good acoustical design promotes speech intelligibility.

Our goal in any project is to achieve balance between the different factors of acoustical design. What varies, depending on the type of project, is which of these factors is most essential to the design. By working with our clients to understand the intended use of a space, we are able to determine the driving factor. Through effective communication, we are able to provide an acoustical design consistent with the proposed use.

Services Include:

  • Architectural, Building Services & Interior Acoustics
  • Computer-Modeled Reverberation Studies Environmental Assessments & Code Compliance
  • Expert Testimony
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Noise Control
  • Sound Masking System Design
  • Performing Arts / Theater Acoustics
  • Residential Privacy & Floor Impact Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Vibration Analysis & Control / Seismic Restraint
  • Vibration & Noise Assessments / Monitoring for Transportation and Construction
  • Acoustical Modeling (CadnaA, TNM, EASE)