Quincey Smail has worked in acoustics at ABD Engineering & Design since 2016. He is an acoustical consultant, based in Grand Rapids, MI with a Master of Engineering in acoustics from Penn State.
Resilient channel (RC) is a popular option in acoustic design and construction. While RC promises a huge positive effect on the acoustical performance of a wall, facade, or floor/ceiling, the reality can be disappointing, even failing to meet code.
A quieter hospital floor provides a more restful healing environment. Healthcare studies show how increased noise levels interrupt sleep, and patient satisfaction surveys consistently rank “quiet at night” among the lowest scores.
Expert acoustical engineers discuss the sound principals of acoustic absorption, reflection, and transmission. How sound really works.