Acoustics involves a number of factors

The ceiling, the walls, the floor and the soundmasking system all play important roles in determining the acoustical quality of a space

August 27, 2019

Acoustics considerations are vitally important, particularly in open workspaces, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

An overheard conversation may be a minor annoyance, but it can reduce productivity. And if a confidential conversation is overheard in adjacent space, the ramifications can be far-reaching.

For facility managers, an important step in planning for good acoustics is understanding the underlying anatomy of acoustics, the way that the physical elements of a space affect the transmission of sound.

The ceiling, the walls, the floor, and the soundmasking system all play a role in determining the acoustical quality of a space. Most experts and analysts say that the ceiling, as the largest unbroken plane in most office environments, should be a top priority when achieving optimum acoustic performance. 

Read the article.




See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Architecture


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Guidelines Target Active Shooters in Healthcare


Guideline provides a framework to include preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an active shooter or hostile event.

12/8/2022

Hudson Regional Hospital Fined After Gun Cache Found


The New Jersey Department of Health found the hospital in violation of several licensing standards.

12/8/2022

Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals and Top Ambulatory Surgery Center Award


Over 100 U.S. hospitals received the Top Hospital Award.

12/8/2022

Patient Safety Group Issues Wheelchair Alert


Hundreds of wheelchair-related injuries have been reported to Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience reporting system.

12/7/2022

Lehigh Valley Health Network Breaks Ground on New Hospital


The hospital is expected to open by the end of 2023.

12/7/2022






FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.



You Might Like