Architectural Acoustics

Architectural Acoustics

Step 1 - Programming (Discovering client’s needs)

  • Conduct user interviews
  • Perform (if needed) acoustical survey, including measurements
  • Determine uses—single or multiple
  • Determine number of seats
  • Identify acoustics and / or audio system needs
  • Establish acoustical criteria
    • Background sound level (NC), (RC), (NCB)
    • Volume per seat (V/S)
    • Reverberation time (RT60)
    • Adjustable acoustics

Step 2 - Schematic / Preliminary Design (Establishing a design direction)

  • Determine volumes and dimensions
  • Determine room locations and adjacencies
  • Determine amount of adjustable acoustic material
  • Broad discussion of room finishes

Step 3 - Design Development (Developing the design)

  • Determine adjustable acoustic material and locations
  • Discuss room finish options
  • Provide detailed design drawings

Step 4 - Construction Administration (Implementing the design)

  • Review submittals and shop drawings of acoustic materials
  • Perform site inspections and prepare punch lists

Step 5 - Post construction (Fine-tuning the design)

  • Tune adjustable acoustic systems
  • Measure RT60 and other architectural acoustical parameters

In modern architectural environment, good acoustical design isn’t luxury but it is necessity. Acoustics impacts everything from employee productivity in office settings to performance quality in auditoriums to the market value of apartments, condominiums and single-family homes. That is why an architect, engineer, and building owner essentially require acoustical treatment:

  • To achieve sound quality appropriate for a building space
  • To address facility environments in which sound quality is paramount
  • To control sound in facilities located near high-noise areas
  • To rectify sound problems in existing facilities
  • To include acoustical information in environmental impact studies

Our acoustical services encompass investigating, problem identification and solving, and designing solutions for matters dealing with sound and vibration in rooms / buildings. We apply good acoustical analysis and design in collaboration with the entire project design team to achieve good speech intelligibility in a classroom, auditorium, theatre, restaurant, railway station, or worship centres, enhancing the quality of music in a concert hall or recording studio, or suppressing noise to make offices and homes more productive and pleasant places to work and live in.

We provide our services for both new construction as well as a renovation.

We analyze sound transmission, reverberation, absorption, reflection, diffusion, vibration, and other architectural acoustics issues and consult with architects, engineers, and building owners to optimize the acoustical environment. We effectively communicate technical information — orally, in writing, graphically, or with physical or computer modelling — to the architect or client.

Our consultants are familiar with the use of both simple and complex sound-measuring instruments to measure, store, and analyze a sound’s frequency, time length, and intensity or level in order to deal with sound and vibrations in the room.

Our professionals:

  • Develop acoustical objectives and criteria
  • Develop recommendations for meeting acoustical objectives
  • Develop details for acoustical treatments
  • Prepare specification language for required materials and products
  • Ensure conformance to acoustical details during construction
  • Conduct on-site sound measurements for existing buildings

Types of Acoustical Services

Architectural acoustics

Our consultants have expertise to design architectural solutions in all kinds of facilities, where enhanced aural clarity and quality, speech intelligibility, or noise and vibration control are critical.

Our Architectural Acoustics consists of:

FORM OF SERVICES

We render our consultancy services in the form of:

 

  • Conceptual design,
  • Design development,
  • Verbal consultations
  • Written reports
  • Detailed construction drawings
  • Bill of Quantities, Estimated Cost, Detailed Specifications, and Tender Documents
  • Tender evaluation
  • Periodic supervision