For open office designs and the use of sound-reflecting materials, such as glass, a well thought-out acoustic design in different zones is enormously important.
The zones combine the activities of concentration, communication and recreation. All of the zones have different requirements on design and sound shielding.
New requirements on workplaces
In addition to lighting, temperature and air quality, pleasant room acoustics contribute to the comfort of the workplace in particular. REHAU helps to improve these with a range of innovative products.
Room acoustics calculator
With the room acoustics calculator, you can easily calculate reverberation periods and carry out room acoustic designs to DIN 18041 (acoustic quality in small to medium-sized rooms) for different room uses.
Why is it important?
Noise/sound leads to a deterioration in audibility, increased strain on the ears, becoming tired more quickly and increased error rates.
Being able to hear speech can completely disturb concentrated work, whilst not being able to hear it can make working in a team difficult.
It is therefore important to have a comfortable working environment, which can be adjusted as required for concentrated or communication activities.
For ideal room acoustics in modern open-plan designs, methods such as the ceiling, floor and furniture form a coordinated unit.
For shielding and absorption in the near field, at REHAU there are various furniture systems; the tambour door system RAUVOLET acoustic-line, the partition wall system RAUWORKS screen and the flat front design, the lift door element RAUWORKS front.
For basic conditioning there is the acoustic ceiling, which simultaneously demonstrates the advantages of a chilled and heated ceiling, and therefore controls the temperature in a room and also absorbs the sound.