Avenue Interior Systems Calando Panel makes Condo Hall Usable
Lachlan Shire Council built a new community hall in Condobolin in late 2017 to host specialty events ranging from dances to community meetings. The noise issues (also known as reverberation) were so severe that the hall was hardly usable, and some events were relocated to other venues or held outside the hall.
Determining the cause of the hall’s noise issue
Lachlan Shire Council had an acoustician perform sound tests in the hall to determine the ideal solution to reduce noise.
The acoustician burst balloons in the hall to generate a short, sharp “crack” sound. This is used to pinpoint the exact noise issue. The ideal reverberation time for this type of building is 0.8-1.2 seconds. The Condobolin community hall reverberation time was 8 seconds.
The cause? The community hall’s bare walls, it’s high, bare ceiling and the hard floors were causing sound waves to bounce back and forth, affecting conversations and music. Avenue Interior systems worked with Lachlan Shire Council to devise a bespoke solution for their community hall.
Avenue Interior Systems delivered and installed a quality solution consisting of 25 mm absorptive Calando Panels on 50% of the ceiling area, and two sections of 100 mm absorptive panel on the walls. The wall panels feature a perforated surface that does a great job of absorbing sound and reducing reverberation.
Avenue Interior Systems’ solution was both effective and aesthetic, and the hall can now be used for it’s intended purposes.
Contact Avenue Interior System on 1300 827 177 for the ultimate noise control options for commercial applications.