From our geographically central location, Soundscape Engineering LLC's acoustical consultants and noise and vibration control engineers serve clients located throughout North America - in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Petoskey, Michigan; Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Winnipeg Manitoba; Saskatoon and Regina Saskatchewan; and elsewhere. Our engineers consult on issues of room acoustics, sound isolation, speech privacy, HVAC noise control, building vibration, and exterior noise impact. They also provide acoustic and vibration measurement services.

Acoustics. Aural aesthetics. Increased productivity. Decreased distraction. Better sleep. Deeper understanding.
Don’t we all deserve this in our buildings?

Naturally we think of acoustics for an auditorium, a music space or a worship space. But how about when we cannot hear over loud background noise from traffic or HVAC equipment? How about when we cannot concentrate at work? When we hear our neighbors? Sleepless at the hospital?

Acoustics, noise control and vibration control are an integral part of the building design. Spaces are designed for people, and people are happier when they are comfortable. And owners are happier when their building is serving its purpose.

Soundscape Engineering LLC is an independent acoustics and vibrations consulting firm. We are not a product vendor. We provide unbiased assessment, design, and measurement services. We work with designers, builders, and owners to improve the soundscapes in which we work, live, and play.

Most Recent News & Editorials

    • Mandy Kachur has been selected as an associate editor of the prestigious internationally recognized Noise Control Engineering Journal, a publication by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.   As the Associate Editor of Book Reviews, Mandy's responsibility will be to locate candidate publications on noise control engineering, coordinate volunteers to assess the books and provide a written review, and edit the reviews for the Journal.  She will be working for the Managing Editor, James Thompson, and is taking over the position from Richard Peppin.  More information on the Journal can be found here.  

    • by Mandy Kachur

       

      Erin Dugan and Mandy Kachur organized and led a special conference session at the Institute of Noise Control Engineering’s 2017 national conference, Noise-Con, which took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June.  This unique session enabled vendors to present information about their products to a technically focused audience with the responsibility of specifying products or purchasing instrumentation.  The session was well received and a similar session is planned for the 2018 international noise control conference, Inter-Noise, in Chicago.  More information about the conferences can be found here.  

    • by Nathan Sevener

       

      ‘Floating floors’ are often recommended by acoustical consultants when there is a need to isolate adjacent spaces within the building from impact generated noise – for example, when a fitness center is located in a mixed-use building – and when noise and vibration generating equipment must be located on an upper floor over noise sensitive spaces.  These floating floors consist of resilient pads laid down in a grid over the structural floor and layers of plywood or other lightweight boards placed on top of these pads.  When the floating floor must support a greater load or provide better airborne sound isolation,