Lack of adequate noise control can actually impede patient recovery. Some sensitive systems, including MRI equipment, may not perform in the presence of vibration. For workers both in hospitals and other healthcare buildings, vibration and noise control is imperative to avoid poor working conditions in all vital spaces.
Vibration and noise control in commercial buildings are smart business. Commercial spaces with HVAC noise problems create a less productive work atmosphere, more noise complaints and more lawsuits. Buildings with correctly applied noise control earn a higher resale value for the owner and position the consultant to win more projects from the competition.
For schools, colleges and universities, vibration and noise control are crucial: it makes the environment more conducive to learning and avoids speech intelligibility issues. For the consulting engineer, vibration and noise control preempts client complaints – and the damage to reputation and loss of repeat business – that can result.