General Services

  • Room Acoustics

    • control excessive loudness from music and spoken word activities
    • mitigate unwanted echoes
    • balance and control reverberation time (i.e. room “liveness”) for a room’s uses.
    • eliminate acoustic focusing from curved walls/ceilings
    • provide highly-aesthetic acoustical material options to architects and interior designers
    • test fabrics and other finishes for acoustical transparency
    • create ideal sound quality in spaces for audio playback
    • balance tonal response of spaces for live music practice/performance
  • Sound Isolation

    • evaluate building’s architectural layout to identify inherent sound conflicts
    • define all walls, floors, ceilings, doors and windows to ensure sufficient sound containment and speech privacy
    • control footfall and other impact noises from spaces above
    • contain audio playback in specific rooms from the rest of the home or building
    • prevent exterior noises from affecting building programs or home functions
    • perform studies for governing noise code compliance
    • reduce (when possible) road and other urban noises from entire property.
  • Noise/Vibration Control

    • define ambient noise criteria for each room based on owner’s needs and space usage
    • quiet fan and air noise from heating and air-conditioning systems
    • reduce the sound of plumbing noise from sensitive spaces
    • control hum and buzz of lighting and other electrical systems
    • eliminate vibration where undesirable
  • Audio Design & Tuning

    • work with audio contractor or directly with end user to design audio systems for optimum quality and functionality
    • fully design and document audio systems
    • determine best method of integrating audio components with architectural/acoustic design of rooms
    • provide calibration and artistic tuning services for stereo and surround audio systems
  • Construction/Site Services

    • perform onsite testing and measurements to determine nature and extent of noise problems
    • evaluate quality and cost of potential bids for acoustic work
    • provide varying degrees of support to contractors to ensure correct implementation of acoustic and audio design
    • review RFI’s, shop drawings and other submittals
    • provide value engineering suggestions
    • conduct periodic site visits to evaluate contractor compliance
    • confirm final acoustic performance with verification tests