Are you designing a building, a room or a recording studio? Are you currently looking to renovate and upgrade one of these? If the answer is yes, you have probably done a lot of planning and may have even brought in some experts. But one resource you may have overlooked is an acoustic consultant. This lack of expertise can create issues that may be difficult to correct later. If you’re . . .
Every man deserves a man cave. Shouldn’t you be able to enjoy some alone time without listening to your dog barking at the cars driving by or your son’s stereo blasting that noise he calls “music” from his bedroom? Maybe you want to listen to your music or your TV show without disruption. Or maybe your man cave is your space to kick back with some buddies and watch the big game. Of course, you . . .
Getting that terrific rental price on your apartment or steal of a deal on the purchase of your new home seemed like a great idea, even after you found out that you were near the train tracks. After all, trains only come around every once in a while, and how bad could train noises be? Unfortunately, train noise and sleep, concentration and relaxation just do not go together. The rattling . . .
A lot goes into commercial building construction, and as any architect, contractor or designer knows, planning is critical. When you make a mistake or leave something out while building a commercial building, you can’t always go back and fix it without tearing things down and starting over. Here, then, are some of the most important things to consider when it comes to commercial building design. The Type of Building You’re . . .
Years ago, people didn’t give much thought to office background noise. Sound effect issues were rarely studied because many office workers were either executives who worked in closed offices or employees who were expected to deal with whatever environmental factors were present. Today, however, many offices are laid out according to an open workspace plan, meaning there are few — if any — closed offices. This setup is believed to . . .