Acoustical Contractors – Acoustical engineering (also known as acoustic engineering) is the branch of engineering dealing with sound and vibration. It is the application of acoustics, the science of sound and vibration, in technology. Acoustical engineers are typically concerned with the design, analysis and control of sound.
One goal of acoustical engineering can be the reduction of unwanted noise, which is referred to as noise control. Unwanted noise can have significant impacts on animal and human health and well being, reduce attainment by pupils in schools, and cause hearing loss. Noise control principles are implemented into technology and design in a variety of ways, including control by redesigning sound sources, the design of noise barriers, sound absorbers, silencers, and buffer zones, and the use of hearing protection (earmuffsor earplugs).
But acoustical engineering is not just about noise control, it also covers positive uses of sound, from the use of ultrasound in medicine, to the programming of digital sound synthesizers. From designing a concert hall’s acoustics to enhance the sound of an orchestra, to specifying a railway station’s sound system so announcements are intelligible.
When Hiring an Acoustical Contractors
Some suggested best practices when hiring an Acoustical Contractors are:
- Check a Contractors license. Our site has a list of State Contractor license boards (also be sure that is a contractor states they are exempt to verify with “the State” he is performing the workwithin) Link to State License Boards
- Receive a written proposal
- Require to be named as “Additional Insured(s)” on General Liability, Business/Commercial Auto and Workers Compensation*
- Ask for references
- Check for complaints
- For Municipalities and other larger project ask you legal Adviser or Insurance Broker about a bid & performance bond and maintenance bonds.
* See Insurance Page for more information. Note the insurance information provided is not legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice consult with an attorney or tax advisor. Also, very important, the insurance information provided is for ‘general information’ purposes and is not intended to cover each States Insurance laws or YOUR particular construction project.
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