Education and Research

Acoustical Advice for Educational and Research Facilities

Buildings designed for education and research usually contain spaces to accommodate a range of activities. Some spaces are noise-sensitive (i.e., lecture theatres, libraries, classrooms, laboratories, offices), while others can be noise making (pilot plants, building services, workshops).

 

By taking a holistic approach to acoustical design, BKL can make recommendations to promote listening conditions in noise-sensitive areas and isolate noise from power plants, workshops, and HVAC and building services. In addition, BKL consults on vibration isolation design, which is an important consideration for any research facility that uses electron microscopes or other sensitive instruments.

 

Read the case studies and experience pages linked below to learn more about BKL’s work consulting on acoustics and vibration for schools, laboratories, and other projects in the education and research sector.