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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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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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