Plexiglass barriers and staying 2 m (6 ft) apart does not work in performing arts because some social distancing solutions can have a significant impact on acoustics. There are several key considerations when redesigning performing arts venues to accommodate safety guidelines without compromising on acoustics.
The benefits of a positive acoustic experience extend beyond traditional classrooms. Their relevance can be heard in gyms, aquatic centres, auditoriums, cafeterias, offices, theatres, band rehearsal rooms, recording and broadcast studios, fabrication shops, media centres, and more.
When evaluating flooring options for health-care centres, 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.
Montréal-based firm Taktik Design constructs the Collège Trinité library in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Qué., as a large unifying room with space flexibility giving students several usage possibilities.
The demand for multipurpose venues has increased over the last two decades. From an acoustics standpoint, this can pose significant challenges. Therefore, it is important to design a versatile space that can support various needs.
The Hamilton-Niagara Chapter is holding an online presentation on acoustic changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) on Wednesday, November 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams and Kiyoshi Kuroiwa from Aercoustics Engineering will be speaking at the event.
Acoustical consultant firm Aercoustics Engineering has appointed Anthony Roppa as principal. Roppa has led Aercoustics’ business development efforts since joining the team in 2013. He holds a bacherlor’s degree in engineering and has more than 15 years of technical sales experience.
Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility, a nonprofit charity in Vancouver, has achieved the highest national accessibility rating to date under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. With a score of 96 out of 100 points (96 per cent), the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rated building has set the Canadian benchmark for meaningful accessibility in the built environment.