8 Litigation in Multi-Housing Buildings – Noise

The top 3 reasons for litigation encountered in multi-housing buildings. In fact, pets, parking and impact noises (footsteps such as high heels, falling objects, moving furniture, etc.) are the main sources of conflict experienced in condos, apartments and hotels. With the evolution of floor coverings in such environments (from carpet/resilient to wood), soundproofing is becoming a major concern in renovation and new construction. Today, before purchasing a housing unit, buyers are more than ever asking about the acoustical performance.

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2 Scottsdale Call Center Speech Privacy

A call center in Scottsdale, Arizona asked Noise Expert to evaluate speech privacy at their open office facility.  They currently use a masking system that had inconsistent coverage to improve speech privacy.  The noise between workstations travels by several paths, including, diffracting over the partitions, through the partitions, around the partitions, reflected off of the ceiling, reflected off of the walls, and reflected within the workstation walls to other workstations.

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