Sound Advice: Sound vs. Noise

It’s something that I did not understand after earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in acoustics. Neither did I get it during my time working in the noise group at Boeing Commercial Airlines. Even in my first year as an architectural acoustic consultant, I didn’t really get it for a while, much to the…

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Spread Some Warmth!

We love keeping things fun and building relationships within our small community of acoustic consulting. So please join us in spreading some warmth this season by sending a surprise holiday-gram (a $5 Starbucks gift card) on us! The catch: You can only send it to someone at a different acoustic consulting firm/company! There are a…

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Autumn in Amish Country {recap}

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our October event “Autumn in Amish Country.” We had 8 acoustical consulting firms in the Northeast & Midwest represented, and I think we all developed great relationships during this time while also learning a lot about Architectural Testing and Armstrong as well as Ecore. We also posted…

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Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop

Here is a video showing what a balloon pop sounds like in a reverberant field versus an anechoic field. This footage was taken during a facility tour in Lancaster, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” in October 2014. Cameo by James Cottrell of The Sextant Group, and commentary courtesy of Bob…

IIC Tests: What they Sound Like
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IIC Tests: What they Sound Like

Here is a video showing what IIC acoustical testing sounds like on Ecore Commercial Flooring’s Forest rx (rubber-backed sheet vinyl) on an 8″ concrete slab with no ceiling. This footage was taken during a facility tour of Architectural Testing in York, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” The people you see…

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{Case Study} The Slate in Omaha, Nebraska

Founded in 1988, the NuStyle Development Corporation (NDC) has undoubtedly transformed and revamped the Omaha, Neb. built environment. Today, just over a quarter century later, the NDC is fully owned and operated by Todd Heistand and his wife, Mary. The NDC is most recognized for its impressive refurbishing of seemingly dilapidated properties in downtown Omaha. Throughout the years, Hesitand and their developers have…

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Made in USA Certification!

With the rampant supply of lower quality acoustical underlayments being manufactured in other countries, we recently decided to pursue a third party, Made in USA Certification for our line of acoustical underlayments- QT Sound Control and are so happy to announce that QT has been found to be certified as 100% Made in the USA!! For our certification,…

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