Australia is not known for its frequency of earthquakes and seismic events; we are not resting on a fault or tectonic plate like California, New Zealand or Japan, however major seismic events can and do occur.
The cost to occupy office space is ever increasing, which means that thoughtful planning is necessary when deciding how limited space should be used. One solution to maximising floor space is to install sliding doors as opposed to swinging doors with hinges.
The overall acoustic performance of a room is often managed before and after a fit out has been completed. Here are some simple considerations and practices to ensure that acoustics are maintained at their desired level.
There are many misconceptions and assumptions about how acoustics work, and it can often be treated as an afterthought until major issues arise. Without incorporating acoustic planning early into the project it can be easy to neglect budgeting for it as well as potentially selecting the incorrect materials. We’ve identified some myths which might help to keep you alert when planning acoustics for your project.
Open plan workspaces are on the rise and there is an ongoing debate around the benefits it actually brings. One of the main issues with open concept offices is the poor acoustic experience. In an environment where people need to concentrate but collaborate, have conversations but stay focused there is a challenge to find a workable compromise to control disruptive noise.