Acoustical Design Process

Programming

Understanding client’s vision

  • Conduct user interviews
  • Identify audio system needs
  • Perform acoustical survey, including measurements (if needed)
  • Determination of acoustic consultancy scope of work and area
  • propose acoustical building code (local/international)
  • Prepare acoustic proposal document

Schematic/ conceptual Design

Establishing a design criterion

Sound Insulation

Establish acoustical criteria for each adjacency types

Determine room locations and adjacencies

Provide outline of partitions, floors, ceilings

Identify acoustic doors, windows, or floating floors

Noise and Vibration Control

Establish noise level criteria

Identify mechanical equipment locations

Provide noise and vibration control guidelines

Room Acoustic

Establish room acoustic criteria

Determine room volumes and shape dimensions

Determine minimum percentage area of Acoustic material and absorption performance

Broad discussion of room finishes

Noise and Vibration Control

Develop preliminary audio systems description

Budget estimation for audio system

Design Development

Detailing the design

Sound Insulation

Provide partition details

Provide acoustic door, window, floating floor, ceiling details

Provide intersection detail

Provide layout for acoustic material

Noise and Vibration Control

Perform acoustical calculations as per MEP engineer’s drawings

provide recommendations for acoustical treatment

Provide duct and pipe penetration treatment details

Room Acoustic

Acoustic Review of interior designer intent

Determine acoustic material and locations

Provide layout for acoustic material

Discuss room finish options

Noise and Vibration Control

Provide preliminary locations and sizes of audio system speaker

Provide schematic single line diagram of audio system

Refine audio systems budget

Submit bill of quantity of the system

Construction & tender Administration

Implementing the design

Sound Insulation

Prepare submittal review list

Review architect construction drawings and documents

Review architectural contractor submittal shop drawings and tender documents

Noise and Vibration Control

Prepare submittal review list

Review mechanical engineer construction drawings and documents

Review structural engineer construction drawings and documents

Room Acoustic

Prepare submittal review list

Review interior designer construction drawings and documents

Review Interior contractor submittal shop drawings and tender documents

Noise and Vibration Control

Prepare audio systems bid documents (drawings and specification)

Review system integrator submittal shop drawings and tender documents

Construction process

Supervising the design

Sound Insulation

Perform site inspection and prepare punch list

Noise and Vibration Control

Perform site inspection and prepare punch list

Room Acoustic

Perform site inspection and prepare punch list

Noise and Vibration Control

Perform site inspection and prepare punch list

Post-construction

Assessing and conforming the design

Sound Insulation

Measure partition sound insulation performance for conformance to criteria

Make recommendations if necessary to resolve problems (if any)

Noise and Vibration Control

Measure background sound levels for conformance to criteria

Make recommendations if necessary to resolve problems (if any)

Room Acoustic

Measure RT60 and other room acoustic parameters

Make recommendations if necessary to resolve problems (if any)

Noise and Vibration Control

Tune the audio system and verify speaker aim and positioning, settings,and controls

Make recommendations if necessary to resolve problems (if any)