Building Architectural Acoustics is the
oldest application of noise control engineering. It is an intimate part of
architectural interior design. It includes noise suppression - or sound enhancement
in the case of auditoriums - of sound reflections, and the design of interior
demising walls that must also serve as noise barriers. A recent extension
of this technology is the "hardening" or insulation of commercial and residential
structures against exterior noise; especially that which originates from
adjacent roadways, low-flying aircraft and railroads.
Campanella Associates provides architects, planners and engineers with modern
and effective design procedures to ensure the acoustical success of their
projects. These include noise isolation (insulation or "sound
proofing"), open-plan office design, sound masking (ASTM E1041) as well as
Retrofitting noise insulation is now a refined art that is needed where where
new uses are generated for existing structures, e.g. old factory buildings
being converted into multi-family residences. One can adapt any space to virtually any new purpose through well defined acoustical principles such
as sound barrier design and sound absorption technology.
Recent innovations include cost-effective party wall, window and floating
floor design for multi-family structures. We field test these installations
per ASTM E 336, ASTM E966 and ASTM E1007; parallel to ASTM E90 ("STC"), E1332
("OITC") and E 492 ("IIC").
Traditional air system construction often requires expensive in-line silencers.
Our supply-air "plenum silencer" design which is fitted onto existing air
handling units can reduce room noise as much as by 16 dBA with no other
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