Sound from Outdoor Commercial Venues
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Commercial and Industrial Noise Studies:

We have performed a variety of commerical and industrial acoustical studies.  A few examples are presented below.






Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital
Measurement of sound within the Children's Neonatal Unit - Orlando, Florida.  We performed a noise study to define the existing sound within the neonatal unit and common areas of the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital. We also determined the sound spectra of each piece of medical equipment used within the rooms.  Our data was used to develop a sound absorption and masking system to make the area more acceptable to the newborn babies and hospital staff.  



Disney Contemporary Hotel
Arcade Wall Design - Orlando, Florida.  Power Acoustics, Inc. performed noise tests within several video arcades to determine the sound pressure levels and spectrum shape expected inside the arcade.  We then used the data to design wall and door systems with ample transmission loss to contain the sound within the arcade and out of the hotel lobby.



Noisy Golf Clubhouse Restaurant
Noisy after renovation -  Sarasota, Florida.  Prior to renovations and remodeling, the members of this clubhouse believed the sound inside was acceptable during full capacity dining.  After an architectural redesign, the visually appealing space was considered "loud"  during events when the room was near maximum occupancy. It was found that during renovations much of the sound absorptive surfaces were removed.  We measured the reverberation times within the space and developed a model of the interior sound.  Recommendations were made to help reduce the build up of sound within the room with minimal impact to the visually appealing aesthetics of the renovation. 



Noisy Cooling Tower
Too noisy for neighbors -  Orange Springs, Florida.  A spring water bottling company installed a new cooling tower which emitted a strong tone heard within the community.  We recommended a modification to its operational parameters.  Hardware was installed while we waited at the site.  A noise reduction of several decibels was realized the same day we began our investigation of the problem as a result of our recommendations. 



Furniture Manufacturer
Noise mapping in woodworking, painting and assembly areas - Cairo, Georgia.  Our acoustical consultants mapped the sound levels inside of this Cairo Georgia manufacturing facility and created sound level contours.  Sound level mapping of the 240,000 SQ FT manufacturing floor included measuring sound from various saws, pneumatic tools and high capacity fans. 



New Automotive Center
Estimating the effect of a new store on nearby neighbors  - Pasco, County Florida.  We measured the sound from a similar existing automotive center as well as the current ambient sound levels near the residents affected by the proposed new facility.  We used the sound level data collected to simulate the proposed facility's sound at the neighbor's homes and estimate its impact relative to the sound currently heard from a heavily traveled nearby roadway. 








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