Acoustic Testing and Monitoring Services

Mechanical system noise levels to determine dBA, NC, RC, RC Mark II ratings,  and equipment sound power

  • Commissioning and verifying performance

  • LEED prerequisite and credit verification

Reverberation Time (T60)


Vibration levels in buildings and groundborne vibration

  • Long-term construction vibration monitoring per City of Denver, New Mexico DOT, or other specifications

  • Site surveys for MRI imaging suites or other sensitive equipment

Occupational Noise Monitoring & OSHA hearing conservation assessments

Long-term and short-term environmental noise monitoring

  • State and local code compliance

  • Remote monitoring and data access with real time alerts

  • FERC, COGCC, FHWA noise assessments

STC testing (Sound Transmission Class) and IIC testing (Impact Insulation Class)

Wave Engineering offers a full range of airborne sound and impact sound isolation testing services. STC, IIC, DTC and NIC tests can be performed in apartments, condominiums, office buildings, schools, and in many other building types.  Each test typically take 1 to 2 hours to perform.

  • ASTM E1007 – Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures

  • ASTM E336 – Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings

  • ASTM E2964 – Measurement of the Normalized Insertion Loss of Doors

Speech Privacy and Intelligibility testing

  • ASTM E1130 – Objective Measurement of Speech Privacy in Open Plan Spaces Using Articulation Index

  • ASTM E1110 – Standard Classification for Determination of Articulation Class

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