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AlphaEnviro Baffles Make Gym "Speech Friendly"

Like most school gymnasiums, Moody Middle School in Richmond, Va. had a noise (reverberation) problem. When the gymnasium was full of students the public address system was inaudible and it was next to impossible to distinguish one conversation from another.

Application Introduction

The large gym was used for class as well as sporting events. When the gym was full of people, the noise levels became such a problem that students and teachers had a difficult time understanding eachother. With so many different sounds bouncing off the hard surfaces of the walls, ceiling and floor a harsh reverberation (echo) was overwhelming.

Treatment Provided

The school contacted Acoustical Solutions, Inc. to find a way to solve their problem. Acoustical Solutions, Inc. installed a series of 2 ’x 4’ x 2” thick AlphaEnviro Hanging Baffles between the ceiling trusses to overcome the issue.

Quantitative Results

“The difference is astronomical! The PE folks report that announcements can now be heard, 100 sixth graders are loud but not resonant and the teachers in the two classrooms behind the gym have to go out in the hall to see if the other classes are even in the gym. It's amazing what a thin piece of [fiberglass] covered in plastic can do. Thanks to all who had a part in procuring the sound panels.”

E.Earl Binns
Moody Middle School

For more information on this application, contact Matt Boughan.

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