As the architecture and design community takes a more holistic approach to occupant health, practitioners are increasingly focusing on creating acoustically sound spaces. The increased awareness of the importance of acoustics and a growing array of product options have made ceiling panel specification more complex, but also more significant.
It is intuitive the acoustical environment plays a key role in the wellness, education, and productivity of building occupants. Sound is all around, and the acoustical environment impacts everyone, whether consciously or not.
With mounting recognition of the need to support focused work and promote wellness, many organizations are looking to provide building occupants with improved speech privacy, noise control, and acoustic comfort.
The latest in a series of e-books from The Construction Specifier, “Designing with Steel” looks at myriad topics, including how curved wall and ceiling framing can yield goals architecturally and acoustically in performing arts projects.