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Architectural Acoustics at ISE

ISE is one of only a small handful of firms offering a complete suite of acoustical engineering services tailored specifically to architectural applications and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local building requirements.

Standard architectural services typically include:

  • Noise analysis for environmental impact studies compliant with CEQA, NEPA, EPA, and HUD.
  • Advanced acoustical modeling using various tools including the IS3 field propagation model.
  • Acoustical space design for audio-visual applications.
  • Descriptive acoustics and contouring using GIS methods.
  • Reverberation time testing (RT60).
  • LEED compatible acoustical analyses.
  • Field sound transmission classification (FSTC) testing.
  • Normalized isolation classification (NIC) and Outside-Inside Transmission Classification (OITC) and mitigation compliance.
  • Field Impact Isolation Classification (FIIC) testing.
  • HVAC and industrial noise source mitigation.
  • ‘Phantom Noise’ location and mitigation.
  • Active and passive noise control technology.
  • Acoustical laboratory testing.

Featured Video Clip

ISE performing load testing of concrete test specimens to determine its axial compressive failure characteristics.  

In this example, you can see quite dramatically how concrete fails under a compressive load. Once the ultimate stress is reached, the load carrying capacity of the material rapidly drops off producing the fracturing seen in the video.