BATESVILLE, IND. – MAY 4, 2012  – JEN FLEGEL – The Batesville Memorial Public Library commissioned Odle McGuire Shook (OMS) to find solutions to reduce the high reverberation time in an Annex space used for various activities, including crafts and meetings/presentations.

The 30’x20’ Annex room currently has a reverberation time of between 2.5 and 3.0 seconds, meaning the time it takes a sound to terminate. The size and the materials in a room effect the reverberation time within the space; materials can either be reflective or absorptive of sound. For the desired activities within the Annex space, the reverberation time is recommended to be between 0.8 and 1.5 seconds.

To solve the problem, OMS has chosen to use FabricMate ReCore Acoustical/Tackable wall panels throughout the room to decrease the reverberation time. The solution is not only functional for the sound problem, but it is aesthetic and accommodates the ability to hang items on the tackable material. The color scheme and pattern add a bit of color and act as wall art themselves.

The community space will look, and sound, great after these quick but impactful improvements!

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