When sound transfers from one space to another, what’s the most effective treatment? Does fiberglass insulation stop sound? Advice from professional acoustical consultants on the dos and don’t of sound absorption versus noise isolation....
The ABCs of Open Office Acoustics
Acoustical engineers discuss the basic principals of open office acoustics. How absorption, blocking, and covering affects cubicle farms and open offices.
How Does Sound Masking Work?
Have you ever increased the volume of your music or television program to “drown out” your noisy neighbors? Or have you noticed how difﬁcult it is to hear a conversation while eating in a busy restaurant? In both situations, sound from the “masker” (your...
New Principal Acoustical Engineer
Acoustics By Design is delighted to announce the naming of Melinda Miller, PE, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, INCE. Bd.Cert., as ABD’s Principal Acoustical Engineer....
Closed Office Acoustics and Privacy Concerns
Professional acousticians discuss the secrets of blocking noise and sound between closed offices. Fundamentals of office noise isolation and acoustics.
Acoustics and LEED For Schools
The 3 acoustical criteria for design and construction of K-12 Education, for better learning environments, and LEED.