When individuals reside in condos or apartments, they do not want to hear conversations happening in the next unit. This can be accomplished by constructing adequate walls to sufficiently block the sound.
Noise has a negative impact on patient wellness, provider efficiency, and overall quality of care in healthcare facilities. When evaluating flooring options for healthcare centers, it is important to consider the need to reduce noise levels while maintaining high standards of cleanliness to provide safety and comfort to patients and providers.
When it comes to exterior-use architectural and protective coating technologies, the in-depth science and the creation of performance standards behind the beauty is incredible. Polymer resins, pigments, and additive technologies have advanced throughout the years, challenging the governing associations to set the bar even higher for what truly means ‘high performance in construction.’
Standards now require high-performance sound absorption overhead in many building types. Understanding the acoustic requirements within the building standards and translating those correctly into a project’s written specification is only the first step. One should also understand other potential impacts on the building design to ensure the facility sounds good overall when completed.
Fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels are a common solution for interior acoustic treatment. The composition of these panels includes a heavy density fiberglass board that is then wrapped in a decorative, acoustically breathable fabric. The material selected can either compliment the design of a space or be matched to blend in and go unnoticed.