Room Acoustics

The acoustic comfort in living spaces has become more and more important for people, in their personal life as well as at their working place. Having a good and pleasant conversation in a restaurant or a lunchroom, listening to an orchestra in a concert hall with proper sound distribution and diffusion, as well as teaching and studying in quiet classrooms with an optimal intelligibility of speech are all examples that show how a correct acoustic design of living spaces can influence our everyday life experience.

The control of the acoustic characteristics of a room is very important in the following types of buildings:
- Schools
- Conference halls
- Offices and industrial spaces
- Hospitals
- Commercial and exhibition spaces
- Sport halls

Some parameters influence the most our perception of the sound quality of a living, working or recreational space. They are the background noise, the reverberation time and the homogeneity of distribution of sound pressure levels. Among them the reverbaration control is probably the most important. The best systems for reverberation time reduction work through the geometry characteristics and the porosity of the materials, to increase the sound absorption and reduce the global sound pressure levels.