Our experience takes in a broad range of projects for the medical and scientific communities. We’ve worked with architects designing clean rooms, hospitals and laboratories to guarantee scientific equipment is isolated from noise and vibration sources inside the building and out.
Past examples include biomedical facilities where researchers use vibration-sensitive technologies, such as electron microscopes, fluorescent microscopes and microtomes. In clinical environments, our projects have considered the demands of magnetic resonance imaging and surgical microscopes. Once relegated to the basement, our work isolating vibration has allowed architects to place this equipment on upper floors, freeing space constraints and often creating a more pleasing work environment.
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Our computer modeling can aid architects and structural engineers during the design process to understand how a building structure will respond to the different forces that can affect the performance of research equipment. This analysis lets building professionals assess the acoustic performance of their laboratory or medical space well in advance of build out. And our engineering expertise allows us to recommend mitigation strategies to help a project exceed the noise and vibration specifications for a given piece of equipment, room or building.
Our vibration measurement surveys also provide a critical planning tool for existing buildings. Our services offer the certainty of knowing the exact vibration and noise levels of a remodeled room before it is designated for sensitive lab equipment. We can also develop remedial designs for buildings that don’t yet meet the specifications their scientific users demand.