September 2019

2018 IgCC – New Acoustical Control Section

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) from the International Code Council (ICC) has just been published and has a new expanded Acoustical Control section; pages 54 – 56 and . This new section covers the requirements: 1) Interior background noise levels, which is a combination of mechanical system, building system, and exterior noise intrusion; 2)… Read more

September 2019

Ambient Noise Is “The New Secondhand Smoke”

Dr. Daniel Fink’s articles in Acoustics Today discusses how ambient noise causes adverse effects on human health. The research cited in this paper outlines the levels of noise that impact people in places they live, work, learn and communicate. This paper is the foundation of the importance of our work and we would be happy… Read more

July 2019

Everybody’s top complaint about hospitals? Noise, according to HCAHPS data

We are sharing this article because we believe it is important to understand the influence of noise on your patient’s health and satisfaction. Our team has been investigating and helping develop holistic acoustic mitigation plans for hospitals to improve HCAHPS scores. For those not as familiar the HCAHPS score is the Hospital Consumer Assessment… Read more

June 2019

University of Washington Population Health Building in the news

PRISM published an article about the new University of Washington Population Health Initiative project, currently under construction. A3 Acoustics had the privilege to work with The Miller Hull Partnership, Lease Crutcher Lewis, PAE and the rest of the team on the design-build team. Read the article here.

June 2019

FGI Acoustic Advisory Committee

Our partner, Erik Miller-Klein, was recently invited to join the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Acoustic advisory committee to facilitate future improvements and improvements to the sound and vibration sections of the guidelines for healthcare facilities. The FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of healthcare oriented facilities cover hospitals, outpatient facilities and residential health, care, and… Read more

June 2019

Sponsoring 6th Hole at AIA Southwest Washington Golf Tournament

Come visit the A3 Acoustics team at the panoramic Par 3, 6th hole of The Links course at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie on June 21st for the AIA Southwest Washington Golf Tournament. This is your chance to hit a Hole in One and win big and get some swag from your favorite acoustic… Read more

May 2019

Noise in the News: Orca Whales (Seattle Times)

The fourth part of the Seattle Times special project article on people and industries impact on Orca whales focuses on “How our noise is hurting orcas’ search for salmon”. This shows that acoustics is not just important for quality of life, but for many animals, it is about survival. Also check out Mr. David… Read more

September 2018

Featured at InterNoise 2018

Our recent testing of sound transmission and sound absorption of acoustical ceiling tiles at the NGC Testing Services laboratory was presented by Gary Madaras from Rockfon at the 2018 InterNoise Conference. Through this testing technique we can show how sound is transmitted and reflected to better understand the effectiveness of products, installation methods, and overall… Read more

June 2018

A3 Acoustics visits quietest place on earth

Recently, Matt was given the opportunity to tour the anechoic chamber in Building 87 on Microsoft’s campus in nearby Redmond, WA, deemed the quietest place on earth by Guinness World records in October 2015. The tour, led by Gopal Gopal, Principal Human Factors Engineer at Microsoft’s Audio Lab, left quite the impression on Matt, both… Read more

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