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. https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/everybodys-top-complaint-about-hospitals-noise-according-hcahps-data 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

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