Police stations can be hectic at times, and high noise levels inevitably accompany this busyness. Acoustical design, however, can help limit the effects of this noise on the people who work at police stations and secure facilities. From recommending sound isolation for private interrogation rooms to ensuring administrative areas are conducive for focused work, good acoustics can contribute to the functionality of these facilities. In detail, acoustical work specific to police stations and secure facilities typically involves reviewing and designing the following:
Applicable to areas such as the administrative offices, interview rooms, gymnasia, shops, TV and living areas, firing rangers and public spaces, etc. room acoustics involves the selection of most appropriate materials to meet acoustical criteria, architectural finish schedule, and in certain areas, durability requirements.
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, secure rooms, 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 designs of specific systems and recommending mitigating measures to achieve the design criteria.
BKL has applied the above capabilities in varying degrees of detail to numerous projects including: