The Art of Soundproofing in Architecture

The Art Of Soundproofing In Architecture
September 06, 2016

When you decide to visit the newest and trendy microbrewery in town for a lovely date night; the conversation of others, combined with the sounds of clinking glass, background music and open kitchen concept; leave you wondering “Why” didn’t we just stay home?

When the weekend kicks off and the video games commence in the basement family room, do you wonder to yourself why did the builder design a family room in the basement that I can hear every; “Yes!”, “I won!”, “No!”, “ARRGH!”, exclaimed by your children; all while you are trying to enjoy some precious adult time upstairs?

If you answered yes to either of the above or have found yourself in similar situations where sound impedes your ability to concentrate or enjoy the moment, chances are soundproofing and acoustic solutions were not put into effect prior to blueprints becoming construction.

Soundproofing solutions need to be customized to fit your specific space and situations.  In both Industrial and Residential applications, soundproofing is much easier to implement during the construction phase.

When you are planning your project remember Soundproof Cow’s soundproofing and acoustic solutions before drawing your blueprints.

From the rafters to the floorboards, soundproofing is applicable and necessary in almost any space. Bathroom stalls, apartment complexes, bedrooms and entranceways may all have different uses, but they all house sound.

Soundproofing In Architecture

The reverberations or noise at various decibels carry through ceilings, floors and walls. Depending on the type of building you are working in – commercial, residential or industrial – your strategy for soundproofing may differ.

A few tips to make the art of architecture more seamless:

COST: Addressing your sound issues during the design and construction phase of your new build or remodel make it more cost effective.

CONSULT: Soundproofing and Acoustic materials often provide benefits outside of sound control. Utilizing the correct materials can not only solve your sound issues but also add thermal control or aesthetic appeal to your project.

DESIGN CONCEPTS: If your building or remodeling project is complete, you can acoustically treat your space with functional art. Customizable Acoustic Panels add form and function to any décor or Interior design.

Utilize Soundproof Cow during conceptualization and architectural planning to add sound solutions to any project.

Tell them you heard it from the herd

 

Author

About Kellen Beaver

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.