Expertise Facility Types
Healthcare Facilities

Quiet promotes healing.

Consideration of acoustics improves patient outcomes, assures privacy, and enables effective treatment and diagnosis.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have their own unique noise and vibration requirements. The acoustical environment has a significant impact on the comfort of patients and healthcare professionals, and a good acoustical design can help to combat issues such as patient anxiety, sleep disturbance, alarm fatigue, and speech privacy/HIPAA concerns. Excessive noise and lack of acoustic privacy are among the most frequent complaints by hospital patients. 
Vibration can have a significant impact on surgical microscopes, operating procedures, MRI equipment and other imaging instruments, as well as the comfort of patients. Often the vibration requirements for medical instruments and procedures are considerably more stringent than those of standard buildings.  

Expansion and renovation of healthcare facilities often involves construction adjacent to existing vibration and noise sensitive areas like operating rooms, MRI equipment, or patient rooms. This may require tight controls on construction means and methods and noise and vibration monitoring.

Our Services

Site Evaluation & Criteria Development
Interpretation of Instrument Noise and Vibration Criteria
Solutions for Patient Privacy Concerns
Architectural Acoustic Design and Finish Recommendations
Mechanical, Environmental, & Helicopter Noise and Vibration Control
Design Input to meet FGI, LEED, & Green Guide for Healthcare Standards
Construction Noise and Vibration Control and Monitoring
Inspections and Evaluations during Construction
MRI Facility Vibration Site Studies

Selected Additional Projects

Discovery Montessori School

Sacramento, CA

The Children’s Hospital

Denver, CO

Imagenetics Facility

Sanford Health