Ever wondered what acoustic engineering consultants are typically asked to do when they’re… consulted? Maybe you have an acoustics-related problem of your own but aren’t sure what questions to ask? First of all, please don’t hesitate to contact us and express your concerns, because at BAP Acoustics, we believe there are no wrong questions, especially not when they elicit sound advice. Secondly, we hear certain types of questions so frequently we feel they warrant their own blog post, so please read on. You may see your own question—or one relevant to it—addressed below.
In compiling and reviewing these questions, we realized that much—although not all—of our work entails solving problems as opposed to preventing them. Budgetary constraints, environmental consciousness, and heritage building preservation arise among the reasons people often choose to retrofit rather than build new structures. While we always present the most practical and cost-efficient remedial options available, these solutions can be far more expensive than a strata council, building manager, or homeowner might anticipate. Whether you’re designing, planning, building, or striving to make do with a less than ideal acoustic space, we hope you find useful information in the questions and answers that follow.