WHY ACOUSTICS IN THE WORKPLACE MATTER AND HOW TO DESIGN OFFICE FACILITIES WITH BETTER ACOUSTICS
Noise at work is an unavoidable source of stress and distraction in the workplace, yet room acoustics is often the ‘forgotten variable’.
Poor acoustics at work costs money - resulting in reduced productivity and workplace stress.
As workplace design evolves towards more open plan ‘flexible office spaces’ that foster collaboration and interaction, there is also an increasing need to optimise space utilisation with more people in smaller spaces.
As noise levels get higher, acoustics becomes even more important for job satisfaction and productivity in the workplace.
TO ADDRESS THE ACOUSTIC CHALLENGES OF MODERN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS THIS ACOUSTIC DESIGN GUIDE:
- Explains how poor acoustics affects people at work
- Reveals current trends in workplace design
- Outlines key acoustic principles for workplace design
- Provides acoustic requirements for Australian offices
- Gives a zone-by-zone selection guide for the right acoustic materials
- Shares acoustic design in action with workplace design case studies