Sound from the external outdoor environment and from adjacent spaces can penetrate sensitive spaces, increasing noise levels and reducing speech clarity within the space. Affected spaces range from lecture halls and class rooms, churches, court rooms, patient rooms and operating rooms, offices and conference rooms, as well as residences.
Through proper acoustical design, including space planning, room boundary partition design, room finishes, and integration with the building ventilation and mechanical systems design, these issues can be avoided and controlled. Analysis and reviews are best done at the design stage for new buildings or conversions. However, problems in existing buildings can also be addressed, through analysis and in-situ testing. Novus applies state-of-the-art sound transmission and reverberation analysis, and uses scientific grade measurement equipment to develop appropriate and cost-effective solutions.