The sound problem is a high-priority issue in most workplaces. High noise levels lead to stress and reduced productivity but are above all a health risk for employees. Continuously remaining in a bad sound environment can lead to impairment of hearing, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Stress and impaired performance are other clear consequences.
However, sound and noise problems can be addressed. With well thought-out architecture and the right materials in the ceiling, floor and walls, the problems can be reduced to a minimum.
Conference and meeting rooms with acoustic features
High demands are placed on the acoustic properties of conference rooms in order to prevent a bad sound environment from interfering with meetings and presentations. Proper acoustics are best ensured by using soundproofing walls that prevent ambient noise from reaching the room. If sound absorbers are also used inside the room, the risk of echo decreases, which improves the ability to hear each other from a distance.
If partitioning is needed, folding and block walls with noise-reducing properties are available.
Open landscapes with quiet zones
Open office landscapes are intended to encourage communication and collaboration. Loud conversations, telephone calls and other ancillary noise can simultaneously lead to distraction, difficulty concentrating and - ultimately - stress.
With mobile, sound-absorbing partitions, quiet zones can be created in strategic places in the work environment.
Local solutions that combine lectures with individual work
With sound-reducing folding and block walls, classrooms and training rooms have the capability of combining lectures and discussions with quiet spaces for group work or individual studies.
With glass solutions, the training leader can work with parallel work groups and maintain an overview of all areas.
Restaurants with a pleasant sound environment
The restaurant environment is often characterized by loud conversations and high noise levels.
The sound level can be handled with well thought-out materials in the floor and ceiling as well as with acoustic walls that absorb the sound created in the room and prevent it from spreading in a disruptive manner. By controlling how the sound moves, the sound environment can be improved.
Well thought-out folding and block walls contribute to a good sound environment in rooms that need to be resized frequently.