Building Acoustics

Building acoustics is becoming an increasingly important design element in quality indoor environments. Controlling noise from mechanical equipment, limiting noise transmission across room partitions, and providing clear listening environments in open spaces are a few of the many objectives. At Gradient Wind, we have designed acoustic environments for a wide variety of buildings, including hospitals, condominiums, research facilities and high-security government buildings.

Our acoustic specialists provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Reverberation control for speech intelligibility
  • Noise control for mechanical equipment and silencer selection
  • Partition selection for privacy and occupant noise control
  • Design for specific room Noise Criteria (NC) and Room Criteria (RC) requirements
  • Vibration control related to noise reduction
  • Design of floating floors
  • Site measurements for reverberation and partition Apparent Sound Transmission Class (ASTC)
  • Assisting with specifications for sound-masking systems