Noise Control Consultants

We provide noise and sound mitigation consulting services.

Our experienced technicians (in conjunction with consulting professional engineers, architects, and other consultants) can work with your organization to provide relief for many common issues such as:

Open floorplan noise in call centers Unwanted sound transmission in medical and dental offices Noise and vibration emanating from Crossfit and other gym and workout facilities HVAC and other building equipment whether on the ground or roof-mounted Unpleasant room acoustics in restaurants, nightclubs, and auditoriums Machine noise in factories, distribution centers, and retail establishments Noise from playgrounds and recreational areas

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Noise and Sound Mitigation Consulting

While we are well known for providing noise, vibration, air-quality, and other environmental testing, you may not realize that we also provide noise and sound mitigation consulting services. Our experienced technicians (in conjunction with consulting professional engineers and other consultants) can work with your organization to provide relief for many common issues such as:

Open floorplan noise in call centers Unwanted sound transmission in medical and dental offices Noise and vibration emanating from Crossfit and other gym and workout facilities HVAC and other building equipment whether on the ground or roof-mounted Unpleasant room acoustics in restaurants, nightclubs, and auditoriums Machine . . . → Read More: Noise and Sound Mitigation Consulting

HIPAA and your practice….

As you probably already know, T\the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.

What does this mean for your practice?

Whether you are a medical doctor, dentist, mental health professional, or other health care provider it means that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your patient’s records.

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Logistics Center Testing

Let’s face it, loading docks are hot, noisy, and subject to carbon monoxide emissions from even the cleanest running rigs.

While most packaged products are (mostly) insensitive to noise, light, and air quality issues, the same cannot be said for the people working on the loading docks.

That’s where On-Site Acoustic Testing comes in. We can provide the testing that you need to make sure that your employees are safe.

Whether you are in need of noise level testing, air quality testing, or light quality (or level) testing, we can get you the information you need to ensure OSHA compliance.

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Distribution Center Testing

The amount of packages moving across the United States each and every day is truly staggering. If you’ve ever been in a large scale distribution center (such as the distribution centers for FEDEX Ground – we’ve tested many of their facilites) you’ll quickly realize that no matter how much automation has taken the place of humans, there are still many women and men working along side of the machines.

While machines are (mostly) insensitive to noise, light, and air quality issues, the same cannot be said for the people working inside the facility.

That’s where On-Site Acoustic Testing comes in. . . . → Read More: Distribution Center Testing

Light Quality Testing

Great lighting makes any room look better…that’s something that you probably would expect to hear from an interior decorator, but the truth is that proper lighting is essential for any and every workplace, restaurant, or retail establishment.

On-Site Acoustic Testing can provide lighting surveys (in LUX or Footcandles) to determine whether your lighting is suitable for the area and purpose.

The following table illustrates acceptable minimum levels of lighting (in LUX) in different areas:

Recommended Lux Levels by Area

Area Nominal Illumination Level in Lumens/Square Meter (lux) Office Space Normal work station space, open or closed offices1 500 ADP Areas . . . → Read More: Light Quality Testing

FSTC (Field Sound Transmission Class) is now ASTC (Apparent Sound Transmission Class)! ASTM E336 – 14

Recently the name of the field sound transmission class rating system which was known as FSTC has been changed to apparent sound transmission class (ASTC).

What does this mean, to you, the end user?

The simple answer is: not very much!

The test is still conducted using the same basic methodology, meaning that the equipment and testing process is largely the same.

So be aware that test results that used to say FSTC now say ASTC.

ASTM E336 – 14

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings

FIIC (Field Insulation Impact Class) is now AIIC (Apparent Impact Insulation Class)! ASTM E1007 – 14

Recently the name of the field insulation impact class rating system which was known as FIIC has been changed to apparent impact insulation class.

What does this mean, to you, the end user?

The simple answer is: not very much!

The test is still conducted using the same basic methodology, meaning that the equipment and testing process is largely the same.

So be aware that test results that used to say FIIC now say AIIC.

 

ASTM E1007 – 14

Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures

ASTM Tests that On-Site Acoustic Testing Performs

E90 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements E413 Classification for Rating Sound Insulation E492 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine C634 Standard Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics E966 Standard Guide for Field Measurements of Airborne Sound Insulation of Building Facades and Facade Elements E989 Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC) E1007 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures E1110 Standard Classification . . . → Read More: ASTM Tests that On-Site Acoustic Testing Performs

Types of Acoustic and Vibration Testing Services

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of acoustic testing protocols and consulting services nationwide and worldwide. Here is a sampling of what is available:

Noise measurements in standard decibel ratings (dB-A weighted) – Used for compliance with local, state, and/or federal requirements FIIC / AIIC – Field / Apparent Impact Insulation Class – Used for measuring the sound transmission of a ceiling/floor structure in commercial spaces, houses, and apartments FSTC / ASTC – Field / Apparent Sound Transmission Class – Used for measuring the sound transmission of a wall structure in apartments, houses, commercial spaces and condominiums Noise . . . → Read More: Types of Acoustic and Vibration Testing Services