Luxurious buildings are always outfitted with the most high-end features which serve the building’s purpose. One of the most important considerations when designing a highly functioning building is to provide comfort for the occupants. Comfort in a built environment is affected by a number of different aspects which include personal factors, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and acoustic comfort.
Acoustics is the key to success for many buildings and building spaces, and it shall be carefully considered for a space to function well. When acoustic considerations are applied to a building, not only it will increase a space’s functionality, but also add tremendous value to the building.
Some of the fields we are working in:
Sound insulation: This involves designing and analysing the ability of a building’s walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent sound from passing through them.
Sound absorption: This involves designing and analysing the ability of a building’s surfaces and materials to absorb sound, reducing the amount of sound that is reflected into the room.
Reverberation: This involves designing and analysing the persistence of sound in a room after the original sound source has stopped.
Speech intelligibility: This involves designing and analysing the clarity and ease with which speech can be understood in a given space.
Room acoustics: This involves designing and analysing the overall sound quality of a room or space, including the effects of sound reflection, diffusion, and absorption.
Mechanical systems noise and vibration control: This involves designing and analysing the acoustics of HVAC, plumbing, and other mechanical systems in a building to minimize their noise and vibration impact on the surrounding spaces.
Outdoor noise control: This involves designing and analysing the acoustic impact of outdoor spaces and designing solutions to minimize the noise impact on surrounding buildings and neighbourhoods.
Acoustic Comfort: This involves measuring and evaluating the perceived sound quality of a space and designing solutions to improve the overall acoustic comfort of the space.
Acoustic Materials: This involves selecting and specifying the appropriate acoustic materials for a project to achieve the desired acoustical performance.
Building Code Compliance: This involves ensuring that the building acoustical design complies with local and national building codes and regulations.
A proper acoustic insulation helps you to avoid any disturbance that comes from adjacent rooms. Acoustic insulation design relates to the ability of a building element or building structure (i.e. walls, floors, ceilings, glazing, assemblies, doors, etc.) to reduce sound and impact transmission through it. Geonoise provides calculation and recommendations of material and construction related with acoustic insulation.
Room acoustics describes how sound behaves in an enclosed space and therefore affects how sound is perceived in a room. Room Acoustics is an important aspect when speech and/or music is present in the room. The sound quality in the room is affected mainly by the geometry, volume, and materials used on the surfaces of a room. Geonoise provides room acoustic modelling and room acoustic design.
Building noise control is critical to ensure that the noise level in a space is sufficiently low so that the space can function as intended. Noises that are present inside buildings includes mechanical noise from HVAC system, plumbing noise and building service equipment. Geonoise provides calculation and treatment recommendations for MEP systems in buildings to ensure that the noise level is adequately controlled.
With a wide range of measurement equipment such as sound analyzer, tapping machine, omnidirectional sound source and acoustic camera, Geonoise is capable to perform a wide range of in-situ measurements which include sound insulation (airborne and impact), room acoustics (RT, STI, etc.), noise level (NC, RC, dBA, etc.), sound leakage detection with acoustic camera, and many more.
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