Acoustic Consultants - Subsonic Designs
Architectural and Building Acoustics

Architectural & Building Acoustics

Architectural and building acoustics is the science of acoustical control within buildings. Working with project developers, architects, interior designers, engineers and others, Subsonic Designs has been involved in the acoustical design and development of a number of methods and solutions of acoustical control for:

  • Concert halls
  • Auditoriums
  • Churches
  • Convention centres
  • Conference Rooms
  • Theatres
  • Cinemas
  • Hospital facilities
  • Music Studios
  • Broadcast
  • Sporting arenas
  • Schools and Universities
  • Hotels
  • Atriums
  • Office spaces
  • Call centres
  • Houses and apartments
  • Music rooms

Services we Provide

  • Baseline acoustic criteria for building projects
  • Predictive computer modelling and assessment of the following; Reverberation time (RT60), EDT, STI of Public address systems and evacuation systems, sound insulation, open-plan office acoustic in accordance to ISO3382-3 measurement methodology and other room acoustic parameters.  
  • Odeon auralization (we give our clients the opportunity to hear the space before its build)
  • Room acoustic design
  • Sound insulation design
  • Building shell and façade design
  • Mechanical Services / HVAC attenuation design
  • Plant machinery & systems vibration isolation
  • In-situ testing ; sound insulation (ISO 16283), room acoustic parameters (ISO3382), speech intelligibility (IEC 60268-16), background noise levels (SANS 10103), speech privacy of closed rooms (ASTM E2638)
  • Green Star (IEQ-12 and IEQ-5) and LEED acoustic audit

Examples of Assessments

To ensure we are able to assist with any aspect of your building project, we have invested significantly in modelling software’s and acoustic measurement equipment to enable us to take on any type of building project.

Additional services:

  • Audio and Visual design
  • Noise masking system design
  • Voice Evacuation/ PA system design