Apartments and Condominiums
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Residential Air, Wall and Ceiling Noise

Condominium and apartment residents almost always have the same two issues: 
1.) I can heard the neighbors through the walls when they talk, watch television, listen to the stereo, etc.
2.) The people walking above me must have the heaviest feet on earth.    

The two issues are related to sound transmission and impact noise.  They can be relatively easily accounted for during the design phases of a building but are very difficult to correct after a unit is constructed.  Selecting appropriate wall and ceiling constructions in the design phase can eliminate many headaches (literally) later.   Other types of problems that can occur are often related to noisy roof top air-conditioning units.  A couple examples of residential noise projects where we've been the acoustical consultant are shown below.






Retirement Condominium, Sarasota, Florida
Development of silencing. In this luxury retirement community, some residents were annoyed at the noise from this rooftop unit.  We measured the sound pressure levels and developed a silencer design to reduce noise on resident's patios by several decibels. 



High-rise Condo, Daytona Beach, Florida
Residents can hear "too much" through the bedroom walls.  Power Acoustics, Inc. performed noise tests of the walls and determined the Field Sound Transmission Loss (FSTC).  We then used the data to help design a secondary wall system that added several decibels of noise reduction helping to reduce complaints from the neighbors.








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