19 Theatre Acoustics

Noise Expert (acoustical engineers) recently completed an evaluation of a theatre located in Prescott, Arizona.  The challenge was that they wanted to preserved a barrel vaulted ceiling.  The ceiling is not steeply sloped – the focal point is several feet below the floor.

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13 Office Building Sound Transmission Testing (FSTC)

Noise Expert (acoustical engineers) measured the Field Sound Transmission Class (FSTC) for seven different walls in a Lockheed Martin office building.  The building was going to be remodeled and some of the rooms were going to have sensitive activity that required an FSTC 50.

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9 Mechanical Noise Barriers

Noise Expert has done a few project recently evolving mechanical noise. There are a few considerations when doing these projects,  one is to address the residents near the noise source. Noise regulation includes statutes or guidelines relating to sound transmission established by national, state or provincial and municipal levels of government. Large units such as transformers, generators, pumps cause unwanted noise and at times can be unpleasant to view.

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3 Festival Noise Reduction

Noise Expert attended the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and evaluated the noise radiating from the various events at the festival to residences in the vicinity.  Noise Expert worked with local agencies who were doing most of the noise gathering.  The noise radiating from the operation came from a number of sources.  Noise Expert evaluated the impact and provided recommendations to reduce the noise radiating to residences.

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