How many times have you been in an office or conference room? Most of them contain a conference table, chairs, maybe a flat-screen television, and other tools to make presentations go a bit smoother. However, what is one aspect of the office or conference room that tends to fall to the wayside? The acoustics.
So, today, we will go over a few more common acoustic problems with solutions on how to remedy them and create a more inspired conference space.
A Few Challenges
Conference rooms and offices tend to have hard surfaces, including the floors, ceilings, and walls. They also contain hard and non-absorbing furniture, glass windows, and possibly glass doors, and they are often a much smaller space where reverberation from sound equipment may be an issue.
To get started on improving the acoustics in your conference room, you need to measure that reverb time. Doing so will help you determine what kind of acoustic solutions will be best suited for the space you are working in.
To measure the reverb, have the floor plan and room specs available. When measuring, you need to find a solution to balance out the low and high frequencies. You can perform your measurements with an app easily and effectively.
One way to prevent sound waves from bouncing back and forth along the walls is to mount sound-absorbing materials. This will also help to spread the acoustics out throughout the entire space evenly.
Fulfilling Audio Visual Needs
Once you have found ways to help the acoustics in the room, you can then turn your attention to the audio visual aspect of your conference room. From interactive smartboards to microphones and audio processing equipment, you can find everything you need to create a more productive meeting environment.
Room Control and Automation
What's better is being able to control your new audio visual setup with just one panel. From the lighting in the room to the projectors and sound, you can easily control all of your devices from one panel and improve the efficiency of your workspace.
You should also match your acoustic solutions to the use of the space. This will help ensure more precise sound clarity. If there is too much sound absorption in the space, the room can become a dead room.
If you use the room for teleconferencing, you may find that your sound needs are different. You want to be able to ensure that the calls are clear and understandable. To do this, you may want to consider covering the walls and the ceiling in acoustic materials to help control the sound and how it is amplified in the space.
For more information on the acoustics and audio visual needs for your conference room or office, or you need more direction on what you can do to automate your system to make presentations in the future easier, contact Montrose Associates today to get started.