Posts Tagged ‘panels’

Cary Train Station

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

After performing an acoustics analysis of the Cary Train Station, Daniels and Daniels Construction Company approached us for the project. The station’s acoustics presented a problem in the lobby, where it is critical to ensure easy and clear communication between passengers and AMTRAK personnel.

The Town of Cary and NC DOT wanted to solve the sound issue and deliver a visually interesting product. They also wanted to incorporate local artists into the design of the building that was pleasing to the eye. We partnered with McConnell Studios, a local free-form sculpture studio, to design, build, and install the the framework for this beautiful double helix artistic structure. We fabricated and installed 1″ acoustical panels which were then attached to McConnell’s frame system. The panels effectively absorb sound, and the twisted look gives a unique architectural detail to the lobby area.

McColl Trading Room

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

When it comes to large spaces, special attention must be paid to acoustical needs. This is especially true at higher education institutions, where quiet learning environments are so important.

For the McColl Trading Room at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, we worked closely with the architect, Calloway Johnson Moore & West, to design this acoustical space.

Using the Accutrack System, we field-fabricated  custom acoustical wall panels to match existing panels already in place. Through field fabrication, we made any necessary changes on-site, minimizing interruptions and delays. Using Maharam fabric, we installed 2″ panels along the rear wall of the McColl Trading Room.

DUMAC Conference Room

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Privacy and a quiet working environment are essential elements of any conference room, making this type of space a perfect candidate for acoustical panels.

Sounds issues, particularly echoing, posed a problem for the DUMAC conference room in Durham, NC. Because the project was to be completed in an occupied office building, we coordinated our project schedule closely with the owner in order to not disrupt the building’s occupants.

We worked with the design team at Witty! and Associates, who provided screen-printed images on acoustically-transparent fabric. We used the material on our acoustical, sound-absorbing panels that we installed throughout the conference room, reception area, and board room. In doing so, we effectively eliminated the environment’s sound issues, while delivering an attractive finished product.

In order to create a sense of place, we used unique photos from Duke’s campus. From gargoyles found on many buildings to a rainbow over Duke Chapel, these acoustical panels help brand DUMAC’s offices with many common sights on campus.

Kingswood Elementary

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

When it comes to noise control, large open spaces need careful attention – especially those in schools. In Kingswood Elementary School’s case, the architects, Davis-Kane Architects, wanted to give the students and staff a cafeteria that went beyond boring design and solid colors.

Using acoustical wall panels and custom-built baffles, we created a unique design to liven up the room and control noise reverberation. Because each project is field-fabricated and allows for on-site modifications, we can accommodate the most interesting and complex designs. On all of our projects, we work closely with general contractors so that we efficiently manage scheduling and reduce unnecessary delays.

Hayes Barton Baptist Church

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Early on, architects realized that sound posed a big problem for the large recreation room at Hayes Barton Baptist Church. The Church’s administration called us in to assess the situation and design acoustical wall panels that would not detract from the room’s beautifully-detailed windows.

Field-fabricating the Accutrack® panels allowed us to follow the contours of the windows. We installed the panels above the chair rail and extended them to the ceiling, blending the panels nicely into the walls and not taking away from the building’s design.

Our field-fabricated acoustical wall panels can be tailored to your individual needs without compromising aesthetics and function.

SAS Hall at NCSU

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Working with universities and other institutions of higher education creates a unique opportunity for the use of acoustical products.

As classrooms keep getting larger in both attendance and physical size, acoustics play a very important role in the students’ ability to learn. With the onset of online classes, the learning experience is now at a whole new level.

To overcome these new obstacles to education, the “teaching end” of the classroom must be nearly void of sound reverberation so as not to distract students on the “receiving end” from learning. In designing the acoustical space in SAS Hall, we worked closely with the architect and NC State facilities to accomplish both noise reduction and aesthetics for the space.

Aldert Root Elementary

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Noisy stairwells and hallways can be distracting to those students still in class. Aldert Root Elementary School needed a practical solution to control noise in the stairwells and to bring character to the otherwise drab spaces. For this project, we used acoustically transparent fabric and screen-printing to provide a unique design element for the space on the acoustical wall panels.

Our experience with these specialty fabrics can provide you with an aesthetically pleasing design, while also branding your space. With the Accutrack System®, fabrics can also easily be updated without damaging the panel system.

McKimmon Center

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Large conference centers and classrooms have unique acoustical needs in order to provide warm, inviting listening environments for their audiences. The designers of the McKimmon Center renovation wanted our wall panels to create a visually appealing design and a quiet space. With the Accutrack System®, we field-fabricated acoustical panels to meet both requirements.

Working with the designers, we successfully recreated the custom design and brought interest to the large wall areas. Field fabrication of the panels ensured that any and all changes that needed to be made throughout the installation process could be done with minimal effort and delay. By working closely with architects, we provide custom designs while improving the sound experience for all audiences. For the McKimmon Center, we partnered with local architect, HH Architecture.