PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Acoustic Stretch Fabric Systems for Room Absorption

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Acoustic Stretch Fabric Systems for Room Absorption

We like to stay on top of new products and innovations and thought it would be a good idea to feature some of them on our blog. Following is the first in our series of product highlights. Acoustic Stretch Systems Acoustic stretch systems are fabric or micro-perforated vinyl membranes stretched over plastic or metal frames with sound absorbing or sound blocking material behind. These treatments can cover larger areas with fewer seams than acoustic panels. Custom options can accommodate irregular shaped rooms, including curved walls and domes. Stretch systems can be an economical way to produce an updated look by covering existing treatments without removing them. Systems can be designed with the sound absorbing material only where needed. The fabric can conceal loudspeakers or hard reflective surfaces so that they are seamlessly integrated with the sound absorbing treatments. Acoustic stretch systems can accommodate a variety of fabrics to provide many different looks. Some vinyl membranes can be screen-printed and some can be backlit. Panels can be fabricated in geometric shapes, waves and other...
Shooting Range Acoustic Consulting & Noise Control

Shooting Range Acoustic Consulting & Noise Control

Shooting Range Noise Sound transmission from gun ranges has become a growing concern as shooting sports increase in popularity, and firing ranges are built in close proximity to retail areas and residential districts. We work with developers, architects, engineers, and city planners to evaluate potential noise concerns from shooting facilities. Wave Engineering, Inc. evaluates new and existing ranges with computer modeling and on site sound measurements, and can assist with exterior noise, permitting, and compliance with state and local noise codes and ordinances. We can also recommend acoustic treatments to control noise and reverberation inside the range, retail, and classroom areas. For more information, please watch our video profile on gun range noise and acoustics, below… HVAC systems shown in this video are by Carey’s Small Arms Range Ventilation. To Get Help With Your Shooting Range Project Contact Us...
Wave Engineering sets a world record!

Wave Engineering sets a world record!

Okay, so maybe we’re just assuming it’s a world record! Nonetheless, Wave Engineering just completed a FERC pipeline environmental noise assessment in one week….from start to finish in seven days.  That’s right, a complete assessment of construction noise on over ten miles of new natural gas pipeline meeting the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  We determined the daytime and nighttime ambient sound levels for Noise Sensitive Areas (NSAs) and predicted the noise impact on each NSA.  A written report was submitted in accordance with FERC guidelines. A noise assessment like this will normally take about three weeks.  We don’t recommend that you wait until the last minute, but we understand that sometimes you find yourself with a very tight schedule.  Give us a call and we’ll do everything we can to help.  If it can be done, we’ll get it done....
The Magic of Noise Contours

The Magic of Noise Contours

Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and your client could “see” new equipment and its noise levels before a single piece of equipment is installed?  Imagine a colorful illustration which clearly delineates scenarios and solutions.  This post shows just a couple of examples. It’s not magic, but in the hands of a qualified acoustical engineer, the noise prediction software CadnaA might appear that way. Noise contours are lines that connect sound levels like elevations on a topo map.  The contours can be overlaid on satellite photos, site plans, local maps, photos, etc., to show the predicted sound levels from one or many noise sources in an accurate, highly visual way.     Noise maps are most powerful when used to show noise from facilities with many sources – such as power plants, gas compressor stations, roof top mechanical units on a school or high-rise residence, etc.   They are also often seen in conjunction with airport runways.  It is easy to evaluate multiple options for mitigation. A graphic representation of noise levels is highly effective in public meetings, hearings, or in management presentations when various scenarios are being discussed. Intrigued?  Call Wave Engineering for a demonstration and watch the...