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Inter office noise

Supplier: Acoustic Answers
29 October, 2009

In many offices the suspended ceilings constitute the majority of the problem as the common cavity above allows a path for sound to escape and enter other areas via the same path.

Inter office noise.

In many offices the suspended ceilings constitute the majority of the problem as the common cavity above allows a path for sound to escape and enter other areas via the same path.

A heavy vinyl acoustic curtain suspended within the cavity from the roof above the boundary wall is a common solution.

A sub wall should be considered if there is direct transmission of sound through the existing wall structure. It should be of the nature described above.

Air-conditioning ductwork can also provide a path for noise to escape and sensitive areas should have their own dedicated units rather than be part of a general system where ever possible.

Acoustic absorbent material to the walls will not stop the sound escaping but will possibly reduce the impact and clarity in the spaces to which it escapes.