Posted April 18, 2017

Is Your Work Space Productive?


Open offices, originally designed to foster more collaborative work space, have been undermined by the overwhelming noise they produce.  Fortunately, sound absorbing materials allow businesses the ability to reinvigorate productivity, without sacrificing team comradery.

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Posted February 14, 2017

Designing for Wellbeing


#HealthyArchitecture is a commitment to promoting health, wellbeing, and comfort in design. Through the continued innovation of sound absorbing products, BASWA acoustic commits to improving long-term occupant health and wellbeing.

Remedying excessively reverberant spaces prevents the negative effects noise has on human health. Extensive research shows that sound levels of 85 dB or greater are detrimental to human health and not only cause hearing loss, but over an extended period of exposure can also cause elevated blood pressure, loss of sleep, increased heart rate, cardiovascular constriction, and reduced productivity. By decreasing noise pollution in everyday environments such as restaurants, residences, museums, educational institutions, and corporate offices, designers can positively influence healthy living.

#HealthyArchitecture has the power to amplify lives. 

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Posted February 17, 2014

2014 BASWA Acoustic North America Advanced Training

BASWA Acoustic North America is getting ready for its annual Advanced Training Class taught by Guido Koch, our Master Trainer from Switzerland. He will be showcasing and instructing on new advanced BASWA techniques in BASWA Acoustic North America's extensive training facility. 

Posted February 3, 2014

American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System

This program is designed to make architects aware of the need to consider acoustics. Attendees will become familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics and the principles of sound and also realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics.  Cover the effects that acoustics in a space can have on end users safety, productivity, learning ability, welfare or comfort.
  • Be aware of ADA, GSA, NFPA, and LEED requirements, codes, mandates and regulations regarding the safety issues tied to interior acoustics.
  • Be familiar with the principles of sound: Reverberation, Reflection, Absorption and NRC Ratings. Be educated on what can create a poor acoustic environment and how to innovatively avoid problems relating to acoustics.
  • Realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase of your projects for optimal results including aesthetics, increased occupant comfort and sustainable design.

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