Planning and Noise E-Book

We know that working with an acoustic consultant can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve never used one before. Here at dBx Acoustics, we aim to take the pain out of your project’s acoustic design, leaving you free to deal with everything else. Over the next few months, we’re going to be releasing a series of e-books and articles to help you understand what an acoustic consultant does, and when to call us.

Today, we’re pleased to present our first e-book on planning and noise. This is aimed at anyone who has been asked to commission a noise survey, from individuals to large organisations. In it, we explain what the purpose of the survey is, how we go about it, and even how the noise survey could save you money! We hope you’ll find it useful.

dBx helps boost productivity in co-working space

As the workplace evolves, more and more people are working flexibly – whether that be late at night, from a sun terrace in Italy, or in a specially designed co-working space.

Clockwise provide the latter – contemporary private offices and shared workspace with flexible membership plans. With sites in Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we were delighted to be asked to work on their “new kid on the dock” at the iconic Edward Pavilion on Liverpool’s world-famous Albert Dock.

Appointed by international construction company Ardmac in 2018 and working alongside architects 74, we were asked to help with specifying partitions between the workspaces. Sound insulation is very important for bustling co-working spaces, helping to provide settings that support different activities, such as having private conversations, focused/individual work and collaborative sessions.

We assisted the partition specification and detailing to maintain sound insulation between different workspaces while ensuring we didn’t impact the fabric of the building, which is a 19th century warehouse with preserved original features, including cast iron columns, Victorian brickwork and barrel vaulted ceilings.

We also worked on building services noise control, particularly on the upper floor, which features air handling units sitting on plant decks suspended within the open plan office space.

A historic building on a historic site, we’re proud to have worked on this challenging and exciting project.

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