John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Acoustics By Design was brought in by Progressive AE to consult on noise and vibration isolation for the Kennedy Hall of Engineering, a newly built, LEED certified facility at Grand Valley State University.  Our professional engineers took measurements to determine the existing levels of noise and vibration emitting from the CNC machines and developed a plan to isolate them from the adjacent classrooms.  Our final report addressed the existing conditions and provided noise and vibration abatement procedures for the floors, walls, and ceilings.

To achievable LEED silver certification, the building has a live roof, an extended building management system, rain gardens, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals and electronic faucets. The glass building allows for 75% daylight views.

The building was dedicated on October 17, 2007, and houses 14 electrical engineering labs, 6 classrooms, 36 facility offices, Dean’s suite and a clean room. The building is a 3-story steel structure clad with metal panels and curtainwall glazing.