Architectural Acoustic Consulting

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Architectural Acoustic Consulting2018-09-12T21:01:19+00:00

WSDG plans and consults in the fields of Room Acoustics, Electro Acoustics and Structural Acoustics within the built environment, applied to both existing structures and ground-up construction. These applications include acoustical measurements, CAD and BIM design documentation, specifications, acoustical simulations (virtual prototyping), speech intelligibility analysis, environmental assessments, mechanical / electrical noise control, programming and budgeting, construction administration, optimization, systems calibration and acceptance testing.  For media production and entertainment facilities, WSDG specializes in incorporating both cutting edge architectural design and acoustic excellence within the specific built environment.

WSDG employs sophisticated measurement equipment,WSDG Services Acoustic Testing, measurements and assessment. the most up-to-date acoustical data-collection and analysis software and complex visualization tools to determine and optimize existing acoustical conditions in time and frequency domains, including RT60 Reverberation Times, Transmission Loss, STI Speech Intelligibility Assessments, SPL Sound Pressure Level distribution, Background Noise Levels and many other parameters. Our engineering team specializes in acquiring critical measurement data in-situ or laboratory-based for documentation. This work applies to both technical design and legal / forensic purposes and presents useful interpretations of measurement results and their consequences. All work complies to the latest international standards, industry benchmarks and professional compliance values.

 WSDG services, acoustic simulation, modeling and auralizationWSDG uses complex prediction and analysis software to model and study the behavior of sound in a three-dimensional virtual prototyping environment by means of an iterative process and has also pioneered the use of acoustical modeling tools and auralization by using the industry’s most advanced acoustic prediction and modeling software. These software tools facilitate “auralization” – a complex calculated algorithm that allows for input of an original, non-processed audio file (such as a speech announcement or an acoustical instrument recording) and then renders an audible reproduction of the future acoustical situation in the virtual building environment. This allows all stakeholders to listen to music, speech or any audio content in the virtual design reality, thus providing an invaluable tool during design and planning.

WSDG Services, Room acoustics analysis and surface treatment design Room Acoustics is the science of controlling a room’s internal acoustic characteristics by creating geometry in combination with creative surface materialization using reflection, absorption and/or diffusion. Excessive reverberation time can lead to poor speech intelligibility, high ambient noise levels, poor ability to concentrate and limited comfort, specifically in workplace and privacy / confidentiality applications. Interior acoustical floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces can be created using a wide variety of materials and finishes, including perforated, slotted, fabric covered, foam based, plastic, wood, glass, metal or gypsum materialization. WSDG carefully studies and specifies appropriate materials and applications, always with a keen eye and respect for a project’s underlying architecture.

Recording studio 1Structural Acoustics analyzes noise transmission from building exterior envelope to interior and vice versa, as well as noise transmission from one room to another within the building environment. Inadequate acoustical isolation may lead to elevated sound levels within the space which reduces privacy, comfort level and concentration ability; severely limits speech intelligibility and has implications for noise health effects. Primary noise paths often include roofs, ceilings, eaves, walls, windows, doors, room partitions, as well as flanking, ducting and other penetrations. Sufficient noise containment control ensures space functionality and is often required by local municipal codes. WSDG specifications include construction details for wall and slab assemblies and special acoustical isolation conditions (including “room-within-room” construction).

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WSDG is a trusted partner for Peer Review, Expert Reports, Studies and Surveys within the context of Architectural Acoustics Consultation. Peer review is the evaluation of work and studies conducted by other parties. This work is often required to maintain standards of quality; assess solutions and designs; provide a second opinion or variations to a concept; create alternate solutions to improve performance and efficiency; provide credibility; and verify costing and time table analysis. WSDG’s studies and surveys are often based on in-situ or laboratory measurements and assessments utilizing a wide range of international benchmarks and standards.

The new Convention Centre and Theatre at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) complex will be one of the largest and most forward thinking convention and entertainment centers in Indonesia. WSDG was called to to create an acoustic environment conducive to world-class acoustical standards throughout the complex. Render 2WSDG provides a wide portfolio of design and consulting services that support media facility conceptual planning, master planning, site selection and feasibility studies as well as timely, detailed and cost-effective advice on highly sensitive and complex architectural construction and renovation projects. WSDG has extensive experience with sensitive architectural issues including historical renovations, additions and new construction projects in media production, corporate, government, education, broadcasting and cultural / entertainment sectors.

ESPM Broadcasting Teaching Center in Brazil, WSDG designed broadcasting recording studio.WSDG brings nearly 50 years of experience in providing design and consulting services that support Broadcast and Recording Studio projects during all phases (master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, bidding – pricing, construction administration and final commissioning / close out). WSDG provides timely, detailed and cost-effective advice on highly sensitive and complex architectural construction and renovation projects, from small but critical retrofits to challenging ground-up construction. WSDG brings extensive experience to sensitive architectural issues including historical renovations, additions and new construction projects in media production, corporate, government, education, broadcasting and cultural / entertainment sectors.

Casa Fontela in Buenos Aires, Argentina designed by WSDG. Home Theater at daylightWSDG provides technical interior design and integration services for media production, cultural, entertainment and corporate environments in close collaboration with all stakeholders with the goal of enhancing room design, achieving a healthier, more inspiring, more ergonomical and more aesthetically pleasing environment. WSDG provides conceptual development, space planning, site inspection, programming, research and construction management for technical AV and lighting design, lighting control, acoustical surfaces and sightline considerations. Designs are illustrated by means of 3D visualizations, renderings and VR simulations. WSDG’s engineering team and laboratories are available for acoustical studies, assessments, and measurements as well as for supporting further optimization of acoustical parameters of a given product under development. Feasibility studies and virtual prototyping can be conducted to ascertain the product’s acoustical performance level and market position.