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INDUSTRY LEADER IN ACOUSTIC TREATMENT AND ARCHITECTURAL SPECIALTIES

A full service company 
With over 40 years of experience specializing in all types of wall and ceiling finishes.
Expert knowledge in architectural / industrial noise control.
Dynamic and complete acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

International presence
Our head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Regional offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal, with affiliates in USA, UK , UAE, and Asia.

Responsive to the client’s needs,
From selection of the most appropriate product, through the creation of project-specific drawings, manufacturing, and final installation that will ensure complete client satisfaction.

“CUSTOM-IS-STANDARD”
Where a unique condition exists, we can call upon acoustical analysts, design and engineering specialists to create the perfect solution to meet all of the client’s requirements. 
Form, Design and Function

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“We would never teach reading in a classroom without lights. Why then do then do we teach in ‘acoustical darkness’? Speaking to a class, especially of younger students, is akin to turning out the light.”
John Erdreich PhD
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“We would never teach reading in a classroom without lights. Why then do then do we teach in ‘acoustical darkness’? Speaking to a class, especially of younger students, is akin to turning out the light.”
John Erdreich PhD
Acoustic Insight  😉

factfile.org/10-facts-about-acoustics

And...who doesn't need 10 new facts about ACOUSTICS?!!!
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https://factfile.org/10-facts-about-acoustics

And...who doesnt need 10 new facts about ACOUSTICS?!!!

INCOMING CHANGE:

New Focus on Health and Comfort Standards in all environments
“Various environmental characteristics can have direct impacts on mental health and well-being, such as housing, crowding, noise, indoor air quality, and light”

The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) establishes requirements designed to create distraction-free, productive and comfortable indoor environments.
BACKGROUND
The indoor environment should be a place of comfort. In pursuit of that vision, the WELL Building Standard® focuses on significantly reducing the most common sources of physiological disruption, distraction and irritation and on enhancing acoustic, ergonomic, olfactory and thermal comfort to prevent stress and injury and facilitate comfort, productivity and well-being...

While noise is ubiquitous, we are able to integrate creative and innovative materials, policies, technologies and practices that ensure quieter acoustical environments and minimize exposure to harmful and unnecessary sound.

WALLWORKS Acoustic professionals can work with your design team to understand, and identify key and progressive design considerations and customize the best material options available to create dynamic, aesthetically and environmentally healthy acoustic solutions.

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INCOMING CHANGE:  

New Focus on Health and Comfort Standards in all environments 
“Various environmental characteristics can have direct impacts on mental health and well-being, such as housing, crowding, noise, indoor air quality, and light”
  
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) establishes requirements designed to create distraction-free, productive and comfortable indoor environments.
BACKGROUND
The indoor environment should be a place of comfort. In pursuit of that vision, the WELL Building Standard® focuses on significantly reducing the most common sources of physiological disruption, distraction and irritation and on enhancing acoustic, ergonomic, olfactory and thermal comfort to prevent stress and injury and facilitate comfort, productivity and well-being...
 
While noise is ubiquitous, we are able to integrate creative and innovative materials, policies, technologies and practices that ensure quieter acoustical environments and minimize exposure to harmful and unnecessary sound.  

WALLWORKS Acoustic professionals can work with your design team to understand, and identify key and progressive design considerations and customize the best material options available to create dynamic, aesthetically and environmentally healthy acoustic solutions.  

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"When US food critic Tom Sietsema, introduced acoustics into his restaurant reviews as far back as 2008, he wrote that:

“More than bad food, more than tipping quandaries, more than someone wondering if a free meal should follow a rodent sighting in a dining room, the most frequent concern I get from readers involves loud restaurants. The complaints about noise have crescendoed so high in recent years that I've decided to add noise ratings to my dining column…Henceforth, as I make my restaurant rounds, a discreet sound-level meter will be used to determine the average decibel count,” Sietsema says.

Below is the ‘noisy restaurant’ rating scale
Sietsema included his noise ratings using this noise rating system:

Quiet (under 60 dB)
Conversation is easy (60–70 dB)
Must speak with raised voice (71–80 dB)
Extremely loud (over 80 dB)

To put these values into some kind of perspective, those levels equate to these common sounds:

50 dB is the sound of a moderate rain shower
60 dB equates to normal conversation
70 dB is equivalent to the noise made by a loud vacuum cleaner
Noise levels greater than 80 dB are like city traffic
Sustained noise over 80 dB is potentially hazardous if not for the diners themselves, then definitely for the restaurant and bar staff.

In addition, every 10 dB increase in background noise is subjectively perceived as a doubling in loudness. Therefore, a restaurant with noise levels averaging at 80 dB will seem twice as loud as a restaurant where the noise level is recorded at just 70 dB"

Credit: Sound Architecture Feature Article

Solutions can be simple, cost effective and range from architecturally decorative to entirely subliminal, and the range and dimensions of surfacing materials are endless.
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When US food critic Tom Sietsema, introduced acoustics into his restaurant reviews as far back as 2008, he wrote that:

“More than bad food, more than tipping quandaries, more than someone wondering if a free meal should follow a rodent sighting in a dining room, the most frequent concern I get from readers involves loud restaurants. The complaints about noise have crescendoed so high in recent years that Ive decided to add noise ratings to my dining column…Henceforth, as I make my restaurant rounds, a discreet sound-level meter will be used to determine the average decibel count,” Sietsema says. 

Below is the ‘noisy restaurant’ rating scale
Sietsema included his noise ratings using this noise rating system:

Quiet (under 60 dB)
Conversation is easy (60–70 dB)
Must speak with raised voice (71–80 dB)
Extremely loud (over 80 dB) 

To put these values into some kind of perspective, those levels equate to these common sounds:

50 dB is the sound of a moderate rain shower
60 dB equates to normal conversation
70 dB is equivalent to the noise made by a loud vacuum cleaner
Noise levels greater than 80 dB are like city traffic 
Sustained noise over 80 dB is potentially hazardous if not for the diners themselves, then definitely for the restaurant and bar staff. 

In addition, every 10 dB increase in background noise is subjectively perceived as a doubling in loudness. Therefore, a restaurant with noise levels averaging at 80 dB will seem twice as loud as a restaurant where the noise level is recorded at just 70 dB

Credit: Sound Architecture Feature Article 

Solutions can be simple, cost effective and range from architecturally decorative to entirely subliminal, and the range and dimensions of surfacing materials are endless.

Look what can be done with Extra Wide Width fabrics!

When used in conjunction with lighting applications, HVAC and fire sprinklers a fabric system provides a clean, finished, and seamless finished product.

FabriSPAN™ ceiling fabrics are available in whites and other soft hues to add a warm and engaging look to a room. For a more dramatic look, FabriSPAN™ is available in black and other colors to make a truly customized appearance.

With Wide and ultra-wide width stretch fabrics installed using our specialized track system, is able to span up to 16 feet wide, and provides endless new design and acoustic possibilities!

FabriSPAN™
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Check out these custom perforated Filz-felt panels that serve as an operable partition at ARUP Toronto's office.

Style and function, let us help make your creative vision a reality!

Project completed in partnership with Govan Brown.
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