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More and more focus is placed on intelligent buildings and infrastructure involving all sorts of technical installations indoor and outdoor, such as:
All of these have either an acoustic function or can cause noise problems – either on their own or by interfering with the sound insulation in a building. The COWI acoustic consulting team has wide experience in dealing with AV and installations, and we work together with both building contractors and manufacturers.
COWI's acoustic consulting regarding loudspeaker systems is delivered at different stages of the design phase; from setting up requirements through conceptual design and to detailed system design ready for the contractor.
With acoustics software, such as ODEON, EASE and Catt we can adjust the PA system to the acoustics of the room and, for example, predict the resulting speech intelligibility. This technique is often used for evacuation purpose or regular public address systems at stations, airports, ships, churches, tunnels, oil rigs, city squares etc.
For concert halls and arenas COWI has also worked with the integration of PA systems in room acoustic design in cooperation with the audio manufacturer. Examples of such assignments are Rockheim in Tronheim, Norway, and Holstebro Music Theater, Holstebro, Denmark.
COWI's acoustic consulting team works closely together with COWI's lighting design group and experts within intelligent buildings to ensure that light and sound create good experiences and fit in with the architecture and planning for indoor or outdoor purposes.
COWI offers both 3D visualisation and 3D auralisation, demonstrating a total experience of the integrated room acoustics, AV and lighting design, before final implementation.
Frode ByeChief SpecialistBuildings, NorwayTel: +47 951 72 firstname.lastname@example.orgGry B. Thrane Environment, Health and SafetyTel: +45 5640 4224 email@example.com
Acoustics, noise and vibration
State-of the-art sound system for Oslo Opera House
Muscat International airport, Oman
Underground car park with voice alarm system
Selected projects - acoustics, noise and vibration