Room acoustics vs building acoustics
Room and architectural acoustics
"Room Acoustics” is the field of acoustics that describes how sound propagates in a closed or semi-closed space."
Like the structural dynamics fingerprint of a structure, so does a room have a fingerprint of its own.
Key elements of room acoustics are:
Other important factors in improving acoustics include reverberation time and its decay in dB/decade, clarity of sound and speech transmission index. These are all recorded and analysed during a survey
Building Acoustics incorporate a broader scope to just the room or enclosure. It relates to sound insulation between walls and vibration isolation of different parts of the building structure.
Therefore, building acoustics suits our portfolio, as it involves vibration, structural dynamics and noise. Meaning that the engineering expertise that we offer overlap and complement each other.
This is frequently encountered where neighbours have a party wall
When we are approached to perform an improvement on the acoustics of a building and/or a room, we perform a before recording and assessment to ascertain the severity of the problem, or whether there is an actual concern.
We provide another recording after we have improved the acoustics of the room, so that you know are certain of an improvement.