Are your walls telling you something – or not?

From the constant buzz of cell phones to video conference calls and just the regular “office” noise that is created on a daily basis, do you ever wonder how all that noise is absorbed?

08 August 2012

By Tom Connaughton, Intertek

Tom is the Global Business Line Leader for building products at Intertek and is located in New Jersey.

From the constant buzz of cell phones to video conference calls and just the regular “office” noise that is created on a daily basis, do you ever wonder how all that noise is absorbed? Imagine what would happen if there were no products to help with the acoustics of all the typing to conversations to ringing that happens in the workplace. That’s a lot of noise; however, the good news is that you don’t have to worry about that noise. Why? Before you even step into your office, the walls to the floors most likely have been tested to pass acoustical performance measures.

Through the advancement of technology, manufactures are testing their products and materials in the latest designs which have created a positive by-product for commercial use – allowing for better acoustics in the workplace.  

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