Acoustical Experience: Research Facilities

    About This Project

    Buildings designed for research and development work will often contain lecture theatres and libraries which require good room acoustics, research offices and labs which must be adequately protected from noise generated in adjacent spaces and from workshops or even pilot plants. Noise from building HVAC & electrical equipment must also be controlled to provide an acceptable acoustic environment for the building occupants and the surrounding neighbourhood. Many specialized research and analytical facilities will contain electron microscopes and other sensitive instrumentation which demands special vibration isolation design for floor slabs and instrument mountings.


    BKL is well experienced in the acoustical design of such facilities having worked on the following notable projects:


    • Technology and Science Complex Modules 1 and 2, SFU
      Vancouver, BC
    • Institute for Computing, Information & Cognitive System, UBC
      Vancouver, BC
    • Cardiome Pharma
      Vancouver, BC
    • Institute for Plant Health
      Saanich, BC
    • Discovery Park Multi-Tenant Building
      Burnaby, BC
    • Forintek Western Research Facility, UBC
      Vancouver, BC
    • Ballard Research
      Vancouver, BC
    • Westport Innovations
      Vancouver, BC
    • QLT Phototherapeutics
      Vancouver, BC
    • False Creek Research Park
      Vancouver, BC
    • Abgenix-Pharma Inc.
      Vancouver, BC
    • Powertech Labs. Inc.
      Surrey, BC
    • Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, UBC
      Vancouver, BC
    • Acute Care Hospital Research Wing, UBC
      Vancouver, BC
    • Alberta Research Council Facilities
      Edmonton, Alberta
    • Institute of Ocean Sciences
      Sidney, BC
    • Agriculture Canada Research Centre
      Summerland, BC
    • University of Saskatchewan Agricultural Building
      Saskatoon, SK
    • Department of Fisheries Laboratory
      West Vancouver, BC
    • Forestry Sciences Building, UBC
      Vancouver, BC
    • Lab Building for the University of Northern BC
      Prince George
    • Disease Control Centre Canada
      Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • National Research Council/Institute for Machinery Research, UBC
      Vancouver, BC

    Education & Research
    Building Services Noise & Vibration, Commissioning, Environmental and Community Noise, Government, LEED, Noise Mitigation Design, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Vibration Isolation