The acoustical design is a key contributor to the functionality, enjoyment, and overall user experience of any space. TEECOM provides strategic design consulting and engineering services for all stages of a project’s life cycle. We collaborate with design and construction teams to define acoustical goals and develop designs that respond to user expectations and needs while considering budget, codes, industry standards, spatial constraints, and technology opportunities.
The perceived acoustical quality and comfort of occupied spaces depend on the way that sound interacts with surfaces and behaves within a room. TEECOM provides acoustical designs that take into account the geometry, interior finishes, and desired aesthetics to ensure occupied spaces are optimized, comfortable, and supportive of any desired usage. TEECOM assists with acoustical design, implementation, constructability, and product selections for owners and designers alike.
Regardless of project type, the functionality of any occupied space can rely heavily on its acoustical separation from adjacent areas. The negative ramifications for any project can be significant if the sound sources and receivers are not considered during the planning and design stages. TEECOM can assist on any project by quantifying sound sources, developing and reviewing demising constructions, and assessing layouts or equipment locations to provide appropriate levels of sound isolation of spaces from both horizontal and vertical adjacencies.
MEP Noise and Vibration Control
With the exception of occupant-generated activities, base building services are the primary sources of sound in buildings. Noise and vibration generated by these systems are complex and can take many different transmission paths into occupied spaces. MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) noise control measures can be costly and time-consuming to implement if not incorporated during design. TEECOM is experienced in MEP noise prediction, measurement, and mitigation strategies to optimize all project types.
The soundscape that a project is exposed to will typically comprise sources over which the design team has no control (e.g., planes, automobiles, industrial sources, commuter and freight trains). Therefore, it is critical that the project is designed to attenuate these varying environments effectively. The design team should also consider how the project may affect and alter the existing soundscape as related to its surroundings. TEECOM provides services to ensure that facade/exterior constructions achieve the acoustical performance levels required and that negative impacts to surrounding areas are minimized and compliant for each unique project.
Predictive acoustical calculations, analyses, and simulations can benefit many projects. Prime examples are those with acoustically critical spaces (e.g., auditoria, theatres, transit hubs, atria, convention centers), projects entailing major design decisions that hinge upon acoustical performance, or projects with high acoustical performance or code compliance requirements. TEECOM is experienced in developing sophisticated models to assist clients in understanding the impacts and performance variations design options to arrive at an optimal financial, spatial, and aesthetic solution for each unique challenge.
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