We make noise problems in buildings unheard of
Workplace Acoustics impact productivity and employee satisfaction. By reducing noise distractions and speech intelligibility employers improve privacy and reduce the negative effect on productivity. The Vibra-Sonic Control team has worked on thousands of Workplace Acoustic projects over the past 40 years.
We work with architects, interior designers, consultants and facility managers to reduce noise distractions in work environments. Our clients know they will get a complete solution from initial trouble-shooting, to design, installation and follow up.
Understanding the Noise Problem in Open Plan Offices
Furnishings, absorptive partitions and acoustical ceiling tiles are all designed to reduce reverberative sound in open place offices. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems are designed to minimize offensive noise in office spaces. Unfortunately, when these quiet spaces are created, speech tends to travel long distances.
It is imperative that open space design includes a good acoustical environment. This is needed to complement the higher density found in today’s open offices. Workplace design must consider how to best create open office privacy solutions.
Office workers meet with their team members face to face and the sound detracts from focused work. Sometimes workplaces have individual offices where team members can meet. Yet, most of the time conversations take place in the open space, not in a private space. Phone calls are unavoidable and distracting despite having office furniture with absorptive partitions and glass wall space dividers.
At Vibra-Sonic Control, we provide high-tech sound masking, absorption and blocking to create privacy in an open office. Our solutions are sound masking and sound absorbing acoustic panels.
How Sound Masking Works
Sound masking works by introducing an electronically generated broadband sound into the workplaces area. The broadband sound unobtrusively increases the ambient sound level, decreasing the intelligibility of speech sounds originating from neighbouring areas. Originally used in corridors outside interrogation rooms and ‘highly confidential’ areas, its greatest use now is in commercial and professional buildings. Sound masking is used often in workplaces where open-plan offices are involved.
There are 9 key features of top-performing sound masking systems. It is important to be aware of these features when looking for a system. These features are all standard with our sound masking systems.
These top features allow the system to achieve the specified frequency spectrum. This is necessary in order to effectively cover noise distractions and speech sounds. At the same time they work together to produce a soft homogeneously distributed sound.
The Role of Absorptive Panels in Workplace Acoustics
When offices have a lot of hard surfaces and not enough absorptive elements, the sounds within them will bounce off surfaces. An echo effect is created and the sounds will take a long time to stop. These workspaces can be uncomfortable for employees diminishing focus and reducing productivity.
Sound absorbing panels control noise and excessive reverberation in office spaces. We provide panels for ceiling and wall applications from wall mount panels to ceiling hung baffles.
We proudly supply Primacoustic and ezoBord acoustic panel products. These high quality acoustical solutions control noise and provide effective reduction of reverberation. These products are creatively designed to improve not only the acoustics of your space, but the look as well.
Our acoustic panels are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. With a wide range of design and color options we offer endless customizable possibilities. Depending on your desired aesthetic, budget and surfaces in your space, we will work with you to determine the best solution.
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