In order to achieve optimum functionality and thus the greatest possible economy of a broadcast production room, acoustic properties must be precisely matched to the activities performed in it. Acoustic weak points are to be avoided as well as exaggeratedly complex constructions.
When developing solutions for studio acoustics and advising broadcasters as well as private clients on building projects, IRT attaches particular importance to the fact that all concepts and designs are precisely coordinated and fit together. Years of experience in the use of powerful calculation and simulation software as well as the highest professional competence in the field of acoustically high-quality sound and image production rooms (DIN 15996), but also in general questions of sound insulation in building construction (DIN 4109), are of great importance. The range of services is rounded off by needs-based measurements with high-quality measurement equipment in the areas of room and building acoustics and audio measurement technology in the company's own measurement rooms (reverberation room, anechoic chamber, etc.).
In addition, IRT manages the Acoustics Information Ring of the public broadcaster, develops the acoustic requirements in the field of broadcasting and makes recommendations. Furthermore, it maintains close contacts to the VDE ITG technical committees and DEGA-Fachausschuss.
Acoustics in open-plan offices
Large window areas and smooth wall surfaces often lead to a long reverberation time, which increases the noise level in a crowded room. This makes conversations and concentrated work more difficult and severely impairs employee performance, as studies have shown. On the other hand, it should be noted that good speech intelligibility in acoustically attenuated open-plan offices leads to a loss of privacy.
IRT advises on the acoustic design of open-plan and multi-person offices. In order to make the effect of typical measures audible, the "auralization of offices" can be used. In these extensive simulations, the subjective, audible level of perception is linked with technical parameters from evaluation standards, design guidelines and technical rules.