Office work always takes place in an area of conflict between communication and concentration. Which means that good acoustic quality is the basic pre-requisite for good office work. WINI is glad to advise you extensively and competently on the measurable and subjective acoustic factors in the office.
Communication and concentration
Good office acoustics make the co-existence of communication and concentration possible: where it is required, it increases speech intelligibility and reduces disrupting noise, whilst creating acoustic oases where concentrated work is called for. This becomes particularly important in modern, open office landscapes, in which different work areas create the best conditions for varying specifications and activities.
Room acoustics are influenced by physical factors such as the size of the room, the properties of the surface materials on the constructional and room elements – but also by the function of the room. Thus, although most office buildings with reverberating glass and concrete surfaces have an optically modern design, they are seldom user-orientated from an acoustic point of view.
Reverberation and speech intelligibility
One of the most important parameters for the acoustic quality of a room is its reverberation. The reverberation time is defined essentially by the volume of the room, and the surfaces and the materials in the room. Put simply, it gives you the length of time that a sound incident needs in order to become inaudible. What counts is that very long reverberation times irritate the ear and cause permanent stress since our ear tries to filter important information out of the reverberation. Loss of performance and stress are the result.
With expert advice on acoustics and highly effective acoustic systems, we arrange for good office acoustics in commercial interiors – with well-balanced, naturally felt reverberation times and good speech intelligibility over short distances, and with customized adaptation to the particular structural conditions of the room and the tasks at hand.
Perfect, individualised room acoustics
In order to offer you tailor-made, effective and economical acoustic solutions, WINI is firmly anchored in a network with acoustic experts, architects and specialised planners. The competence team draws up the necessary expert reports about reverberation time, noise level and speech intelligibility. In collaboration with you, we talk through every step while determining the best room acoustics for you, and your concrete need for acoustically effective measures. For perfect, individualised acoustics in the office, we bring together all the underlying factors with good planning and suitable products to generate a complete, functioning solution.
Acoustically effective zoning in an open-plan office, close-range screening of your workplace or acoustic treatment in meeting and conference areas: whatever is planned, with our modular and highly effective acoustic systems that can be used as a movable screen, floating ceiling panel, acoustic picture or desk panel, the respective room acoustics can be planned and configured quite specifically – totally independent of the building, room and furnishing concept. The use of WINEA SINUS or WINEA SONIC can optimally minimize, steer and positively influence acoustic stress, annoying frequencies and directions of speech, too.
We are happy to advise you - for the very best in room acoustics in your office!
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