While the acoustical performance of a space may not be horrible without the input of an expert, it will not be optimal. For example, ceilings could either be inadequate in acoustical performance (resulting in costly remedial actions) or over-designed for esthetics, squandering valuable budget dollars in building materials and installation time.
The Xiqu Centre, a performing arts venue in Hong Kong designed by Vancouver-based Revery Architecture, reimagines theatre drapes and the swaying folds of the performers’ costumes with a glowing curvilinear façade.
One of the first ambisonic simulation environments in the country provides architects, engineers, and contractors an in-depth understanding of how a space will sound and look even before the ground is broken.
When designing a sound masking solution, it is vital to limit the size of its control zones so the acoustician can precisely tune the sound and, hence, deliver the specified masking curve to the client.
To create effective barriers to noise and vibration in buildings, it is essential to clearly define design objectives, carefully select construction materials, choose appropriate finishes, and diligently design the interior space with proper layouts of adjacent areas.
The CSC Vancouver Chapter is holding their December lunch meeting with a presentation on acoustic performance of windows. The meeting will take place on Thursday, December 6 from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. at 180 West Georgia Street.
The North American steel industry has developed necessary tools to meet code requirements for acoustic separation in cold-formed steel frame construction in response to changes in the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). The code now considers additional paths for sound waves, including flanking transmissions through shared ceilings and floors.