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As work-from-home employees begin to trickle back into the office this year, it begs the question: What does the post-pandemic office look like? Even the most reluctant companies (and employees) have realized they can be productive at home. Sometimes more so than at the office. Employees...

Noise Reduction Coefficient is a value between 0.0 and 1.0 that describes the sound-absorbing performance of a material. NRC ratings are primarily used to evaluate the sound absorption of a given material to reduce reverberation and increase speech intelligibility in a space. How Does a Material...

Managing classroom noise is not simply a matter of unruly students. Many classroom's average noise levels exceed recommended guidelines and are likely to compromise children’s ability to hear the teacher and their peers. Excessive classroom noise includes everything from highway traffic and playground noise to noise...

When looking into sound-absorbing solutions for architectural spaces, Noise Reduction Coefficient, or NRC rating, is the gold-standard the industry uses to rate different materials, products and applications. On the surface the rating is relatively simple: A higher rating means better performance. Easy peasy, right? It may look...

Acoustics is increasingly important in the educational space for a multitude of reasons. In addition to the general distractibility of excess noise, speech intelligibility is one of the most important factors in creating a productive learning environment. We recently worked with Childers Architect to provide acoustical...

Proper cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in public spaces and offices has become increasingly important in the post-COVID environment. Luckily, PET is made from recycled plastic water bottles - so not only is it capable of being properly sanitized it's also extremely easy! Follow these simple steps to...

Silent Treatment Geometry, “functional and beautiful,” as co-founder Slavka Younger puts it, is at the heart of Fräsch’s designs, whether it’s Hive’s hexagonal honeycomb layout, the raised, textural Wedge block, the echo-alleviating Brik wall, or the tapered, human eye-shaped Teardrop. Had the Arlington, Texas-based acoustics and...

By Julieta Chiquillo All year long, the Como Community Center in Fort Worth is a whirl of sporting events, after-school activities and community celebrations. But the center does more than offer recreation. It’s the heart of a small and proud historically African-American neighborhood with a trove of traditions — the...