CONCERT HALLS, THEATERS, CHURCHES

Concert halls, theaters and churches are complex spaces and therefore require a computational model to study the acoustics inside the room.

We use CATT for room acoustics prediction and SOUNDFLOW for sound transmission prediction of partitions.

A computational model can predict the acoustics of large spaces dedicated to speech or music as shown below:

With this acoustical model it is possible to predict several parameters such as:

Reverberation Time extrapolated from T20 ,T30
Sound Pressure Level across the room
Clarity C50 and C80 and Definition D50
Lateral Fraction
Speech Intelligibility

These studies fall into two categories;

Existing spaces that want to know what type of treatment should be performed to improve acoustical conditions
Future spaces that want to know what acoustical treatment should be implemented.

Modelling existing spaces

Client should measure the current room conditions
Execution of the 3D computational model with information of all surfaces of the room and their acoustic characteristics
The computational model is validated with the measurements obtained locally
The model predicts future acoustical parameters in different points of the room

Benefits

Evaluate different acoustical treatment options
Combine the acoustical treatment part with the visual integration
Visualize the different acoustical parameters across space
Model determines the impact of future changes