BKL has provided specialized consulting services in the field of acoustics and noise control since 1966. With specific reference to police stations and secure facilities this work has involved review and design of such items as:
Applicable to areas such as the administrative offices, interview rooms, gymnasia, shops, TV and living areas, and public spaces, etc. Involves selection of most appropriate materials to meet acoustical requirements, architectural finish schedule and in certain areas resistance to damage.
Noise Isolation/Speech Privacy
Requires review of space relationships and design of wall or floor/ceiling systems to meet noise isolation criteria relating to areas such as adjacent offices, interview rooms, or mechanical/electrical rooms adjacent to office or other critical areas, etc. Excellent speech privacy is critical between interview rooms, offices, conference rooms and adjacent occupied areas.
Mechanical (HVAC), Plumbing & Electrical Systems Noise and Vibration Control
Noise control requires establishing acceptable background noise levels for spaces throughout the facility and then reviewing the specific systems design and recommending mitigating measures to achieve the design criteria.
BKL has applied the above capabilities in varying degrees of detail to numerous projects including: