Space Management in Auditorium Seating in Sports Event

Sports enthusiasts and fans of certain players make a great entertainment in the auditoriums and hence the auditorium seating should be rigid and to withstand to any pressures.

Space management in Auditorium seating would be a great task for the professionals in the field of interior designing and construction. Designing the auditorium seating should accommodate more number of seats and at the same time it should be convenient for the people in the auditorium to exit and entry at anytime of the play. It is people’s choice to enter and exit at anytime convenient to them.

Auditorium seating should not be placed very close to each other as they want to jump and making noises in the auditorium to enjoy the play of their favorite team. Fans of certain players may go berserk if the player fails to reach the expectations of the fans and the crowd.

There is no perfect single method seating arrangement system for all the auditoriums in the world. Hence designing the seating in auditorium need professional skills and need time to plan and arrange the seating in the auditoriums.

What type of play happening in the auditorium is also an important factor in deciding the structure of the seating in the auditoriums. Time of the play may constitute the design factor in the sports auditoriums. Tennis and Football Auditoriums would be occupied for sometime that is less than the cricket ground auditoriums. Cricket grounds auditorium seating will be occupied almost for a whole day. Sturdy hard seats should be fixed in the cricket academy grounds.

Budgetary concerns also decide the quality of the seating in the sports auditoriums. Quality seats needed in the Tennis grounds as the celebrities are often participate the viewing in the auditoriums. Football auditoriums are almost filled by the hardcore fans of the teams and players of international repute.

For the best seating arrangements in the sports and other auditoriums please contact Moovgroup to get the right type of suggestions and the consultation and work completion in your auditoriums.

 

4 steps to soundproof your room!

Does your new office seem too loud for you liking? Is the new mini studio you set up in your home suiting your preferences? If your answer to these question is not a firm yes, it is about time you started thinking about sound proofing.

Soundproofing your interiors can help enhance the quality of the sound in the room and you will have the best acoustic experience you can possibly have. It will also help brighten your mood or provide a calm atmosphere for you to rest after a, possibly, long tiring day. Before setting out to soundproof your room or building, there are 4 steps you need to know.

  1. Soundproof doors

    Doors are a way through which sound can enter or leave the room. If the doors are not sealed properly, sound waves will find its way to enter or leave. Thus soundproofing doors is critical. Seal the doors using door sweep seal. This will prevent sound from passing through the gap between the floor and edge of door. Door sweep seals are metal strips with a flap to block noise. This will allow door to open and close as per usual. Soundproof doors are usually heavy and expensive. Door sweep seals provide your normal hollow-core door with sound blocking abilities.

  2. Soundproof mat

    You no longer need to bother about acoustic foam being blown into interiors of your home’s walls from your attic or about gluing cork-backed drywall on to walls. Adhesive backed soundproof mats are attractive soundproof materials that can be purchased with ease and attached to the walls like wallpapers, as simple as that.

    If you don’t prefer adhesives, you can use area rugs, used as wall hangings, that will help reduce sound.

  3. Carpets

    Place carpets on the floor of your room. This can reduce noise level of the room to an extend. If you use heavy carpet padding as underlay, it will significantly reduce noise levels. If the room is on upper floor then usage of carpets will help block sounds coming from the level below.

    If re-carpeting your room, use deluxe carpet pads

  4. on the floor before placing the carpet above it. Sound travels through almost any medium of construction and floors are no exception. Thus soundproofing floors will help in soundproofing.

  5. Soundproof windows

    Windows in a room you are soundproofing should also be dealt with. Like doors, windows are also a way through which sound waves can enter or leave and thus should be taken care of. If windows are not made soundproof, then every soundproof method you adopted in the room would go in vain. Soundproof windows can be installed behind your windows to make it soundproof.

Now that you know the 4 steps to soundproofing the interiors of your rooms to suit your needs, you can go ahead and do it. It is advised to consult a acoustics engineer or an interior designer to do the job for you to ensure high quality soundproofing. Visit http://www.moovgroup.com/ for more details on soundproofing and expert assistance on soundproofing techniques.

Isolating acoustic drums for live performances.

You don’t need to be a music enthusiast to be aware of the fact how some musical instruments, when played without any adjustments, overwhelm other instruments. Musical instruments like drums and flutes are like this. The sound of drums sometimes overwhelm other instruments, drowning down their voices. This is an inherent nature of percussion instruments. They make loud sounds that drown out sounds of other instruments like keyboards, guitars,and even that of vocalists. To resolve this issue, drummers have tried replacing acoustic drums with electronic drums or V-drums. But due to the preference of natural sound over artificial sounds, most of them gave up on this replacement. During recording and live performances, drum issues are dealt with by using drum shield enclosures and sound baffles. It will reduce the sound level of drums without affecting its natural sound.

There are different ways with which a drum can be isolated but the most effective way is to build a drum enclosure system. Plexiglas and superior acrylic panels can be used to provide acoustic isolation of drum from other instruments in the recording studio or stage. This will help drum blend in with other musical instruments and vocal to produce high quality music. These panels are made using acrylics of thickness 1/4 inch. They are available in various configurations. Special extenders are available, with which you can increase the height of the enclosure to cover larger drum kits.

Buying electric drum kit is another solution. Electric drum kits offer several features that acoustic drums don’t. Multiple sound options and direct recording are two the benefits. This is more appealing to beginners and also those who wouldn’t want their neighbour to be disturbed by their drum practice.

Electric drum kits are available in modern electronic appearance and also in the traditional appearance for those who prefer that. In some cases, you will have freedom to customize drum sets. This is not widely discussed as in the case of acoustic drums because of the fact that you are able to change the sounds in electric drums without having to add an extra pad or drum. In the case of acoustic drums, to play a new note, you will have to buy a new drum. But despite this versatility, people add cymbals and additional pads to make a set of their tastes. Unlike in the case of acoustic drums, new sounds can be created, that will give a modern feel.

Thus, isolating acoustic drums or replacing them with electric drums is an effective way to control the sound of drums to suit live recordings or performances.

Soundproof healthcare facilities to ensure confidentiality of patients’ data.

Imagine this scenario. You are at your doctor’s office. You are there for consultation and after some tests, the doctor called you in to inform the results of diagnosis. Whatever may the disease or your problem be, you wouldn’t want a bunch of strangers sitting outside to hear your private conversations with the doctor. It is unnecessary and embarrassing. If your doctor’s room is not soundproof, chances are that the patient waiting outside, unintentionally, heard the confidential conversation between you and your doctor.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that was enacted in the US in the year 1996 by the then President Bill Clinton is adopted by healthcare institutes in India as well. HIPAA safeguards the confidentiality of patients. Healthcare providers that are in compliance with HIPAA take measures to protect computer equipment, software, hardware, etc from environmental and natural hazards and also from unauthorized intrusion and access of patient data. But this ensures only safety of patient data saved in electronic form. But the information can still be leaked through thin walls.

Medical practices think about protecting the information saved in electronic form rather than preventing the leakage of information through walls or other materials, by soundproofing the walls.

Sound control basics.

Soundproofing can be done by simply replacing the ceiling tiles with soundproof tiles, or adding curtains to windows to absorb sounds. For this, it is important to understand the physics behind sound production and absorption.

Sound control ability of a material is measured using two different ways: STC and NRC. STC or Sound Transmission Class, is a rating that measures the ability with which a material can attenuate sounds. The higher the STC rating, the better the resistance of a material to sound waves.

Noise Reduction Coefficient or NRC, represents the amount of sound energy absorbed by a material when sound waves are incident on them. 0 represents complete reflection and 1 represents absolute absorption.

Methods of soundproofing

There are several methods for soundproofing. Some of them are listed below.

  • Use sound-reducing ceiling tiles instead of traditional ceiling tiles. Sound-reducing tiles absorb and block sound, thereby reducing sound.

  • Use window stripping and weather stripping. Window stripping will block sound from entering the interiors and weather stripping prevent the escape of sound waves.

  • Use carpets and wall coverings that will absorb sound.

  • Installing acoustical insulation in wall cavities is the best way to soundproof healthcare facilities. This will help increase the STC value of the wall assembly. Higher STC means better resistance to the travelling of sound from one room to the other. Acoustical insulations based on fibre, like monoglass, has high STC rating.This will ensure that the conversations you have with your doctor in private, will remain private.

Soundproofing doesn’t completely guarantee the confidentiality of your data. Leakage of data through oral communication is a chance and can’t be avoided by soundproofing rooms. Older healthcare institutes and facilities are in uninsulated buildings and are prone to leakage of private conversations. In such places, soundproofing can play a good role in ensuring confidentiality of data.

Soundproofing solutions to your noise related problems.

Bought or built a home next to a busy area/road? Or better, going to build a home/office next one? Wondering how to deal with the noises from outside that are giving you a headache or has potential to give one in the future? If you think there is no solution to it other than raising your voice to be heard over those noises, you are wrong.

Soundproof wall is the solution to your problems.

Where to use a soundproof wall

Decide, in which room you would want to add a soundproofing wall and explore the ways in which it can be installed. You can have soundproof walls in rooms like office, bedroom, etcetera. Chose those rooms that will benefit from soundproofing. If you have to work long hours at times and need uninterrupted sleep, it is better you soundproof your room. Or if it is a home theatre, for the best movie experience, you would want to soundproof it.

Why to use a soundproof wall

Soundproof rooms will provide you with a calm space where you can rest and calm your nerves after a hectic tension filled day at work. Or may be it is a noise-free alone time with your spouse that you would want. If you are working at home, wouldn’t it be better if you could work in a noise-free environment. Or if your job requires to see your clients frequently in your office, it would give them a good impression if your office is noise-free that enables you two to interact freely without any disturbances. Whichever the case is, soundproofing the walls is the best solution.

Soundproof wall installation

If you possess some DIY skills, you can cut down the cost of installing a soundproof wall. A simple but useful tip is to avoid using nails. Instead of nails, use glue to stick the cork cushioning to the back of a half inch drywall sheet and then use glue to stick this to existing wall. This is due to the fact that nails transmit sound vibrations.

There are several DIY packages available for soundproof materials but your DIY skills may not be sufficient since the proper placement of soundproof materials also matter. If there are gaps between insulating material and walls, desired level of soundproofing may not be achieved. So it is better to use an experienced person’s help while installing.

It is advised to consult a soundproof expert or acoustic engineer while soundproofing your walls. An expert will be able to technically analyse the reasons for the leakage of sound from one room to the other and the ways to block it. While designing the interiors of your home, consult with the interior designer to incorporate soundproofing techniques into it. This way, you will be able to soundproof your interiors without it affecting the aesthetic appearance of it.

5 tips for buying the perfect sofa for the interiors of your home!

How awesome would it be, if you could crash on your couch after a late night movie marathon at your home without having to go to your bedroom? Sofas are much more than a furniture to seat and serve your guests, and enhance the appearance of the interiors of your room. With advancing technologies and varying styling trends, comfort is not the only factor that one needs to consider before buying a sofa.

What else is there besides comfort? Here are 5 tips to buy the perfect sofa for the interiors of your room, be it a living room or bedroom or lounge.

  1. Size

    Size is one of the important constraints. If you have big room, decide on how big the couch should be and how much amount of room the couch should fill. A simple L-shaped sofa would be a perfect fit in this case. If the focal point is the sofa, round shaped sofas will be more appropriate. Also consider other furniture like coffee tables, chairs and so on before deciding on the size of the sofa.

    If the room is smaller, you will obviously need a small couch. If there is less, sofas will be focused on more and thus you should be extra careful in choosing the right one. Pick something practical that doesn’t take much space but serves the purpose. Multi-purpose sofas are pretty much attractive in this situation.

  2. Orientation of the sofa

    The key to analysing your lifestyle lies with successful organization of your living space. The purpose of the room is one of the most important deciding factor in choosing a sofa. If the room is for viewing Television, the sofa should be facing the TV. You can choose a semi-circle sofa so that more people will be able to view the screen without interruption. Also, surround your sofa with cushions and other chairs to facilitate individual seating areas.

  3. Material

    We all unanimously agree that appearance matters a lot, no matter the case. A visually appetizing food is preferred over the rest but if it is not tasty, it is of no use. Same is the case with sofas. Appearance of sofas are important but their functionality is even more important.

    Anyone would love to have a Seude sofa at home but it is not a great idea to have one at your home if there are pets or children.. Leather, dark colour in particular, is always stylish, easy to clean, and wears well with age.

    For outdoor purposes, make sure you buy those sofas that are specially made for the outdoors using Sunbrella fabrics, that resists, water, stains, and fading due to sun.

  4. Style and colour

    As I mentioned earlier, appearance matters a lot. Before going for a good looking sofa, you have to consider other factors as well. Colour or prints on the couch is one. If you want your couch to be the focus or personalize your furniture, go for a sofa with funky prints or bold colours. It can easily elevate the looks of your room and give a personalized look. Consider your personal styles as well as the interiors of your room while choosing the style of sofa. Re-upholstering sofas is an option but it can be costly.

  5. Cost and durability

    Cost is definitely a constraint for most of us. For those who cost matters, we have to make sure the sofa we are buying doesn’t wear out or the colour of it will not fade out easily. Also, the sofa that fits our tastes should also fit our budget.

Hope these 5 tips would help you decide the best sofa for your purpose. Sofas play an integral part in enhancing the interiors of your home. They may also possess acoustical properties that will help add to the acoustics of the room. If you are redecorating or designing a home theatre or a recording room, it is advised that you consult with an expert before deciding on the right kind of sofa, as they may affect your experience. Visit http://moovgroup.com/ for more details.

Smart homes that are smarter than ordinary homes!

After reading the title, you must have been wondering what a smart home is and how is it different from any ordinary home. Smart homes are homes where you can perform various tasks with just one touch of your finger. You know how smart phones are more than just a phone, in the case that they provide you with more features and services than a normal phone and even senses some of your actions to perform tasks. Interior of smart homes are designed to operate in a similar way. They are more than ordinary homes in the kind of services they provide the residents. There are also things a smart home can do on its own by analyzing activities of humans and surroundings.

The brains of any automated system are microprocessors. Microprocessors are processors that incorporates all the functions of CPU (Central Processing Unit) on a single or a few ICs (Integrated circuit). It can be programmed to perform multiple tasks according to the instructions received. Microprocessors were invented in 1970 and the first automated system was designed in 1975 but it weighed a lot. Due to rapid advancements in technology, light weight, high efficiency automation systems are available.

A simple example of an automated system is an air conditioner. We can set the temperature to a desired level and the air conditioner will work accordingly maintaining the temperature throughout the duration of its usage. Your home will have at least one of the common automated systems. The truth is, you were familiar with home automation even before clicking on this article but simply didn’t realize that it was automated to suit your needs.

In a smart home concept, terms such as “Home Automation”, “Internet of Things” and “Connected Devices” are used interchangeably but they are different from one another.

  • Home automation is where electrical devices of a home are connected to central unit that automates them based on input.

  • Internet of Things (IoT), connects devices to a network, thus enabling them to communicate with each other and carry out tasks without having to input data.

  • Connected devices that are connected to sensors and internet and are able to assume what a user needs and perform accordingly. They are ‘intelligent’ devices that are programmed first but later learns and adapts and eventually interact with the user.

When you combine these three, you get a smart home. In the modern world, smart homes can be controlled using a phone or a laptop. Home automated devices probably seem expensive at first, but the perks that come along with it are worth the money. An actual smart home will know who you are, what you want and act accordingly without you having to tell it.

Smart homes also help you save money in a way. HVAC systems and lightings may be connected to sensors and when you leave the room, they will turn off automatically. Imagine, while you are at work, you realized that you had left the garage door open or a light on, would you prefer to leave it like that, go back to your home to turn it off, or turn it off by simply clicking on your phone?

Despite the cost, it is the services that it offers that attracts consumers to smart homes. While interior designing your home, you can include sensors and other devices for home automation without affecting the interior aesthetics. While redecorating your home, you can add acoustic ceiling tiles or acoustic panels to cover up the wirings that drags down the appearance of your interiors.