Noisy Gym Transformed into Sound Lecture Hall?
The University of Appalachia / Pharmacy School had typical needs like other institutions… budget concerns and to make the most of existing space. The challenge of turning a noisy gym into a sound lecture hall for a true
Noise Control Challenge
Multi-purpose spaces.. wonderful spaces that often give schools and colleges a lot more space and function, Noisy gym most importantly cost-eectively solving budget and/or space restraints. The University of Appalachia was no different in the need for more room. The gymansium if handled properly could house large audiences and serve as a lecture hall. However, like all gymnasiums.. the large space, and hard reflective surfaces are the perfect environment for echo and loud reverberation problems.
All Noise Control immediately understood the task at hand and the problems that came with it. Offering a simple, solid solution would fit within their budget and provide a product with little interruption and quick installation. The ANC-600 Ceiling Baffes is perfect for any echo and reverberation problem… especially those in gymnasiums and large spaces. They are installed in the ceiling and do a fantastic job of absorbing the renegade sound waves that great the reverberation. The Class A fire-rated lightweight panels were also a safe solution for the University. The baffles come in a variety of colors in PVC and Fabric covering and can achieve an aesthetic look with their finished look. There simply is no better product to hang from the ceilings which absorbs sound waves than the ANC-600. With a thickness of 1” or 2” the NRC rating range can be anywhere from .90 to 1.15
The panels are installed approx 30” apart over the entire reverberant area and can result in an astounding 4 to 12-decibel reduction in the general noise.
Noise Control Solution Results
The result was a pleasing, cost-eective sound absorption product that reduced noise considerably allowing the gymnasium to become a sound lecture hall. Bringing clarity to lecture noises and for gym events, a considerable noise reduction makes the gym an overall more pleasing facility. The client was happy with the results of this large undertaking and is pleased with the ANC-600 baffles.