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A sound performance at The Boston Conservatory

A combination of sound diffusion and absorption treatments were used to isolate sound at The Boston Conservatory’s new performance and rehearsal building. Photos © Chuck Choi. Photos courtesy Acentech’s Studio A

Located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, The Boston Conservatory’s new performance and rehearsal building is celebrating its first anniversary since opening its doors. The specifications required the installation of acoustical equipment in 17 individual practice spaces, two dance studios, multipurpose rooms, and teaching studios

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Sound-deadening with Sprayfoam: Adding unexpected value with SPF

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Insulating walls with low-pressure sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) is a common practice among builders and architects for various reasons—such as increased energy efficiency, structural support, and overall comfort. One of the ways SPF can increase the comfort of a structure is through the material’s sound-deadening properties, which contractors can employ to bring additional value to a project.

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Designing Sound Isolation in Multi-family Living

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Imagine moving into a new condo, only to realize the TV next door, the dog barking across the hall, and the neighbors walking around upstairs can all be easily heard. Acoustical consultants would love to help, but unfortunately there is little that can be done at this stage without significant cost and intrusion. Sound isolation issues are most effectively addressed before construction, during the design phase.

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Hospital Quiet Zone

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Conversations and the cacophony emanating from telephones, alarms, televisions, carts, doors, medical, and mechanical equipment ensure noise is ever-present in U.S. hospitals. Various economic incentives, regulatory measures, and design guidelines have been developed over the past decade to encourage hospitals to address this problem.

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