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Inside the Industry: Total Acoustics

Each day, students everywhere are unable to understand one out of every four words in a classroom due to inadequate ceiling acoustics. Excessive noise in corridors and chaotic treatment rooms negatively affects hospital patients ability to heal, and limits doctor-patient privacy. Additionally, study after study shows excessive noise in offices reduces worker efficiencies, raises stress levels and lowers employee’s satisfaction.

You design….We deliver…Tom Popalisky President, Acoustech Supply
Credit: Lila Aryan Photography

Total Acoustical Ceiling Panels help create better places for teachers to teach, and students to learn. They ensure speech privacy requirements (HIPAA) are met in hospitals and clinics. They provide quiet concentration space in offices and libraries as well as providing acoustics in energetic collaboration spaces in today’s office environments.

What is “Total Acoustics”? It’s the ideal combination of sound absorption and sound blocking in one acoustical ceiling panel. It used to be one or the other. Some products had high noise reduction and others blocked the noise from traveling, but now there are products to provide total noise control without sacrificing design flexibility.

Total Acoustics equals NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) and CAC (Ceiling Attenuation Class). A ceiling panel with a NRC of 0.70 means it absorbs 70 percent of the noise that strikes it. CAC is needed to effectively block noise from traveling over walls, across plenums, and even through HVAC vents and ducts.

To effectively absorb and block sound, there is no longer a need to build floor to deck walls when you use “Total Acoustic” ceiling panels. No one has more design options of high NRC and CAC than Armstrong World Industries. Always the leader in the design and production of acoustical solutions, Armstrong has developed a “speech privacy index” to help architects and designers find workable solutions to reduce noise in concentration or focus spaces, collaborative environments or spaces designed to ensure confidentiality.

Total noise control and design flexibility: both are needed and both are now available.

Each day, students everywhere are unable to understand one out of every four words in a classroom due to inadequate ceiling acoustics. Excessive noise in corridors and chaotic treatment rooms negatively affects hospital patients ability to heal, and limits doctor-patient privacy. Additionally, study after study shows excessive noise in offices reduces worker efficiencies, raises stress levels and lowers employee’s satisfaction.

You design….We deliver…Tom Popalisky President, Acoustech Supply
Credit: Lila Aryan Photography

Total Acoustical Ceiling Panels help create better places for teachers to teach, and students to learn. They ensure speech privacy requirements (HIPAA) are met in hospitals and clinics. They provide quiet concentration space in offices and libraries as well as providing acoustics in energetic collaboration spaces in today’s office environments.

What is “Total Acoustics”? It’s the ideal combination of sound absorption and sound blocking in one acoustical ceiling panel. It used to be one or the other. Some products had high noise reduction and others blocked the noise from traveling, but now there are products to provide total noise control without sacrificing design flexibility.

Total Acoustics equals NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) and CAC (Ceiling Attenuation Class). A ceiling panel with a NRC of 0.70 means it absorbs 70 percent of the noise that strikes it. CAC is needed to effectively block noise from traveling over walls, across plenums, and even through HVAC vents and ducts.

To effectively absorb and block sound, there is no longer a need to build floor to deck walls when you use “Total Acoustic” ceiling panels. No one has more design options of high NRC and CAC than Armstrong World Industries. Always the leader in the design and production of acoustical solutions, Armstrong has developed a “speech privacy index” to help architects and designers find workable solutions to reduce noise in concentration or focus spaces, collaborative environments or spaces designed to ensure confidentiality.

Total noise control and design flexibility: both are needed and both are now available.

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