Background Noise and Vibration Control
Silence is the foundation of great acoustics
for all types of performing arts spaces.
Our work in this area starts during the Pre-Design
Phase when the desired acoustics quality level is determined
and appropriate background noise level goals are established for
every key space. We typically undertake measurements at the proposed
site to determine the levels of background noise in the environmental
noise, which forms the basis for our recommendations on building
We also provide the rest of the Design Team with recommendations
regarding the optimal positioning of machinery rooms and other noise
and vibration-generating equipment in the plan layout of the building
to minimize isolation costs.
This process continues at the construction site, where the proper
execution of the design becomes reality. Artec's consultants make
periodic inspections of the work on site related to acoustical isolation
to ensure that the project is built to the quality specified in
the construction documents. Artec's extensive experience in designing
truly effective isolation for a variety of sites and buildings is
a key factor in achieving high-quality facilities as we work on
site with the architect to help contractors and their sub-contractors
understand and implement acoustics details correctly.