How New Software Empowers Architects, Specifiers, and Designers

In the modern urban landscape, where the hum of vehicles shapes our auditory environment, understanding sound attenuation is paramount. Architects, specifiers, and designers are tasked with not only creating visually appealing spaces but also crafting environments that offer the right level of tranquility. Enter VROOM - an innovative tool that goes beyond predicting noise levels; it holds the key to determining how much sound attenuation a project truly requires.

VROOM brings a practical dimension to the complex world of sound attenuation. It's common knowledge that vehicular noise varies by location, time of day, and numerous other factors. The National Transportation Noise Map provides a general idea, but the intricacies – the hush of the night and the rush of the day – often elude traditional measurements. Architects and designers know the importance of these nuances; after all, the ambiance they design greatly depends on it.

This is where VROOM steps in as a game-changer. Architects and designers can now utilize this tool to precisely predict noise levels at specific times and locations. Imagine an architect planning a serene office space – VROOM can provide insights on the sound levels during peak work hours, enabling better design decisions. Or consider an interior designer aiming to craft a tranquil wellness center – VROOM's predictions can guide the placement and quantity of sound-absorbing elements, ensuring the desired acoustic experience. A lot of vehicle and traffic noise is dealt with by adding elements to the exterior of the building that reflects the noise back out but that doesn’t eliminate it from affecting the interior of the building entirely. We know from the Lombard effect that any excess sound in space can cause the total volume to increase exponentially. Because of this being near a loud intersection or highway may still call for interior acoustic solutions in the form of acoustic panels, acoustic baffles, or acoustic clouds.

Specifiers, too, benefit immensely from software like VROOM. As the conduits between designers' visions and material choices, specifiers play a pivotal role in ensuring that projects meet acoustic standards. With VROOM's insights, specifiers can make informed decisions about the materials they recommend. This tool empowers them to calculate the amount of sound attenuation required for a space, aligning their selections with the desired auditory environment.

Let's delve into a scenario: an architect is tasked with designing a co-working space near a bustling intersection. VROOM allows them to analyze how the noise fluctuates during different times of the day, aiding in the determination of necessary sound attenuation measures. Specifiers can then select acoustic panels and materials that match the required levels, ensuring a peaceful co-working environment. Interior designers, too, can visualize the potential auditory landscape through VROOM's predictions, tailoring their designs accordingly.

Sonus aligns with VROOM's mission. We understand the pivotal role sound attenuation plays in design and it’s not about stuffing a boatload of products everywhere to make an impact — it’s the right products in the right locations. That's why we believe in the power of combining technological capabilities with acoustic panels and acoustic solutions. VROOM could bridge the gap between technology and tactile solutions. Architects, specifiers, and designers can now visualize the acoustic outcome before implementation, leading to more informed choices and greater design success.

As the intersection of design and technology evolves, many new impressive solutions emerge as potent tools that empower architects, specifiers, and designers to predict and plan for optimal sound attenuation.

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