If you read last week’s post
, you now know what makes an athletic facility Olympic level, and that is noise control. Athletes at the Olympics are able to focus and teams can communicate better when the overall noise level from crowds and other factors are kept low. Here is a list of courts, gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms and pools that we have acoustically treated with acoustic wall panels, baffles, and banners. Feel free to watch the videos and browse case studies to learn for yourself why an acoustically treated athletic facility is superior to a non-treated one.
Like most school gymnasiums, Moody Middle School in Richmond, Va. had a noise (reverberation) problem. When the gymnasium was full of students the public address system was inaudible and it was next to impossible to distinguish one conversation from another. read more
The gymnasium had been designed with a perforated metal ceiling to help reduce the reverberation time throughout the larger areas of the community center. But because of the hard surfaced side and end walls, there was still a problem of excessive reverberation and flutter echo. read more
Acoustical Panels and Banners at KCPC Gymnasium
The 1,450 square foot room was all hard, bare surfaces, as is common with gymnasiums.
“It is a pretty large room,” said KJ Kim, KCPC associate, “and with all hard surfaces we were having trouble with reverb”. read more
For more case studies and videos, please visit www.AcousticalSolutions.com
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