In an open-plan working environment, acoustics play a vital role for the well-being of the employee. More and more studies point to the facts: poor acoustics increases both absenteeism and the risk of burnout, as well as contributing to more errors, hindering concentration and lowering productivity. Our acoustic consultant identifies acoustic problems, offers tailored advice and comes up with appropriate solutions.
Acoustics in open-plan offices
We are increasingly working in large open-plan offices, where there are few acoustic barriers. As a result, there are opportunities for sound to travel greater distances. It's not so much about the sound itself, but it's whether you can understand what others say. This is what we call speech intelligibility. Meaningful, irrelevant speech is disturbing. It is very important to weaken the noise transmission quickly. This can be done by using a physical sound barrier or by adding background sound.
It all starts with a good interior plan
A vital environment promotes cooperation and ensures that a variety of work can take place. These activities have different acoustic needs. In order to ensure the best possible acoustic comfort, our experts offer a full approach. We provide substantiated advice and come up with matching solutions.
From quickscan to extensive study
As a starting point we do an initial quickscan. After this, we provide advice on appropriate sound absorbing ceilings, floor coverings, desk panels and freestanding screens between different work islands. In addition, our experts can also make a comprehensive study of your building. On site we carry out various measurements and analyse the existing situation. We do this according to NEN-EN-ISO 3382-3 and 3D modeling. This way we determine precisely what the effect of the acoustic facilities will be. The result is a unique solution for each work zone.
‘Annoying sound reflections in an open office space can be reduced relatively easily. For this we apply sound absorbing material in the interior.’’
For each activity a workplace
Activity Based Working
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