Acoustics - Definition

Acoustics Definition

Acoustics is defined by ANSI/ASA S1.1-2013 as

(a) Science of sound, including its production, transmission, and effects, including biological and psychological effects.
(b) Those qualities of a room that, together, determine its character with respect to auditory effects.

The study of acoustics revolves around the generation, propagation and reception of mechanical waves and vibrations.

Commercial Applications

An outline of applications for plaster acoustic tiles in various industries


Acoustic tile in schools

Poor acoustics can have a detrimental effect upon students academic performance and teachers vocal health. This makes acoustics fundamentally important to learning environments.

  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Child Care facilites
  • Training facilities
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In the hospitality industry, excessive noise levels can harm your bottom line. High noise level affects service as wait staff struggle to hear orders, patrons struggle to enjoy conversations.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafeterias
  • Kitchens
  • Clubs/Pubs
  • Hotels
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Public spaces are meant to improve the ammenity of the area for the community, however with poor acoustic design, quality of life, health, comfort and productivity are reduced.

  • Art Galleries
  • Librarys
  • Swimming pools
  • Hospitals
  • Court Rooms
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The importance of good acoustics in a commercial environment is vital, especially when open plan spaces are common place. Workers productivity, stress and satisfaction can be affected.

  • Offices
  • Places of worship
  • Functions Centres
  • Shopping Centres
  • Theatres/Cinemas
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