Buildings & Residential
Building acoustics must address space planning, anticipated end-users, noise and vibration control of mechanical and electrical systems, strategic selection and integration of walls, floors, ceilings, windows and doors and environmental factors.
For mixed-use and residential complexes, modern building codes require minimum levels of room-to-room sound and vibration insulation.Many problems we encounter could have easily been avoided through proper location of acoustically critical spaces within the core structure. Elevator systems, laundry rooms, mechanical rooms, trash chutes, parking structures, emergency power systems and roof top mounted equipment present unique acoustical challenges.
BWS has extensive experience in commercial, mixed-use and residential building design. We offer partial or complete design packages including comprehensive consulting from schematic design through end of construction. Our testing and inspection programs are custom crafted to evaluate construction quality such that problems can be detected early on and corrected. We have found this method to be the most financially beneficial for the owner. This level of quality control also educates the general contractor on the expectation level for the design and ensures a hassle-free environment in a world where occupants are increasingly more sensitive to noise and vibration. Our goal at BWS is to provide cost effective solutions and direction to prevent potentially devastating design mistakes.
To retrofit an existing design is extremely costly. BWS offers services for evaluating existing problems that could have been avoided up front. BWS has conducted hundreds of ASTM compliance tests for many of the residential high-rise buildings located throughout the southeast.
Project Profile: 1075 Peachtree & Loews Atlanta Hotel This $500 million dollar mixed-use development is located in the heart of Atlanta’s business and entertainment district. The hotel itself offers more than 25,000 square feet of function space including ballrooms, junior ballrooms and meeting rooms. BWS worked extensively with the team to ensure the client’s objectives were met for the function spaces, mechanical systems, hotel and specialty areas. Housing restaurants, businesses, conferencing areas and health clubs, this property is sure to become one of Atlanta’s premiere hot spots.