Offices/ Classrooms Case Study

client: bumblebee foods



A conference room located in a coporate office was having difficulty with speech intelligibility, particularly with teleconferencing. Using teleconferencing devices was particularly problematic. The room was constructed of mostly hard, reflective surfaces such as brick and glass which would cause exteneded reverberations in the room, particularly at lower frequencies.


The most effective solution was determined to be the addition of sound absorption panels. The panels were developed by measuring the reverberant time, and determining the RT60 of the space. Mathematical modeling was used to determine how much absorbant material would be needed to reduce the RT60 of the room. Once the quantity of panels necessary to reduce the RT60 was determined, the panels were installed in locations to maintain the aesthetics of the office while improving the acoustics.