Architectural acoustics · consultants
Architectural acoustics is the science of noise control within buildings. Noise suppression is critical in the design of multi-unit dwellings and business premises that generate significant noise, including music venues like bars. Architectural acoustics includes room acoustics, the design of recording and broadcast studios, home theaters, and listening rooms for media playback. The more mundane design of workplaces has implications for noise health effects. There are several basic approaches to reducing sound: increasing the distance between source and receiver, using noise barriers to reflect or absorb the energy of the sound waves, using damping structures such as sound baffles, or using active antinoise sound generators. Canarina Environmental Software develops programs for noise pollution modeling.