In the Field

Press Release: Ecore & Pliteq Lawsuit Settled

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, has successfully settled a lawsuit against Paul Downey and Pliteq, a business that sells building products for commercial sound control. The lawsuit arose as a result of Pliteq buying Ecore products through third parties and selling those products as its own manufactured product. “We…

Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop
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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…

201405-SoundTransmissionFitness ASA Paley
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PDF of ASA Presentation Posted

We presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America earlier this month in Providence, RI.  The presentation was titled: “Sound Transmission Issues in Higher-Story Fitness Facilities.” A PDF of the slideshow may be found at the bottom of the Resources page.

IIC test
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Need to reach a certain IIC rating? Read this before you contact an acoustic consultant.

This is something that comes up every day in my line of work: IIC [and STC] ratings of floor-ceiling assemblies.  I get calls from homeowners, architects, contractors, developers, product distributors- pretty much anyone involved in flooring whether they’re on the design side, sales side, or construction side.  Almost always, it goes the same way: Customer:…

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