Services for venues provided with sound system
General Acoustics accompanies you towards a lasting and unquestionable exploitation of your venue, whether your sound activities are cultural or festive. Our input will provide you with an enhanced control of your sound emissions, improving communication with your neighbours and optimising the acoustic comfort of the users (public, artists and staff).
Our extensive experience builds on hundreds of studies of entertainment venue noise emission.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any other service (assessments as well as legal, civil or administrative advice).
In order to protect the hearing of the public as well as to prevent noise nuisance to neighbours, the regulations impose sound emission limits to entertainment venues (pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, etc.) providing amplified music. General Acoustics accompanies you throughout your project, from the noise impact assessment to the sound limiter installation and calibration.
Our team of acoustics consultants holds a broad experience on entertainment venues design and can give advice on technical options to achieve the necessary sound isolation to comply with the regulations. General Acoustics provides consultancy throughout the different phases of the project, from legal advice to sound insulating constructions specification, to ensure the acoustic performance of your venue is compatible with the intended activity.
ACOUSTIC IMPACT STUDY:
Mandatory for venues receiving public and providing amplified music as a regular activity*, the acoustic impact study establishes the authorised sound emission limits inside each of the venue spaces in order to ensure the protection of the users hearing as well as to prevent noise nuisance to neighbours.
(*) According to the articles R. 571-25 à R. 571-30 et R. 571-96 of the French « Code de l’environnement » in application of the « Arrêté du 15 décembre 1998 » and of the « Décret n°1467 du 12 Octobre 2007 relatif au livre V de la partie réglementaire du code de l'environnement »..
SOUND LIMITER INSTALLATION:
Public venues need to limit the generated sound levels in order to protect de users hearing as well as to comply with the admissible noise emissions to the neighbours.
Our acoustics engineers will propose and install the sound limiter best suited for your sound system. The will also calibrate and seal the system so that the limiting sound levels are respected at all times.
ENTERTAINMENT VENUE SOUND ISOLATION:
Sound insulating works may be necessary in your venue in order to avoid noise nuisance to neighbouring premises. In this case, our acoustics engineers can accompany you to ensure the coordination with the selected architect and contractor.
The design studies are usually carried out in different phases. The consecution of these phases will allow you to determine the cost of your project depending on different options and objectives, to ensure a smooth operation of your venue according to our expectations.
Once the assessment (including initial testing in-situ) completed, we can determine the contribution of each partition to the whole of the sound transmissions and therefore to identify the weaknesses of the space. The APS phase (“avant-projet sommaire”, equivalent to RIBA stages up to C) allows to establish the main lines of the sound insulating constructions in order to ask for quotations to contractors. The formal acoustics reports PRO (“projet”, equivalent to RIBA stages E/F) and DCE (“dossier de consultation des enterprises”, tender documents, equivalent to RIBA stage G) are the references for the execution of the works conducted by an architect and/or contractor.
The comfort of the clients and users of the venue is as important as your neighbour’s. The control of the internal acoustics of its different spaces provides an added value to your venue.
Our acoustics engineers can guide you on reverberation control (providing advice on interior design, furniture, suspended ceilings, etc.) in order to optimise the privacy of a particular space, or even a table. They can also improve the room acoustics conditions of the venue to minimise sound emission levels.