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Why STC Doesn’t Tell You Everything

March 1, 2005   
The sound isolating properties of wall and floor/ceiling assemblies are often presented using a single number rating system, the Sound Transmission Class (STC). The STC rating of a partition is determined by following an ASTM Standard which compares the sound
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Baylor University – Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center

January 1, 2005   
Baylor University officially dedicated the Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, a world-class investment facility in the Hankamer School of Business, during a ceremony January 12 on the Baylor campus. Baylor’s newest classroom is a remodeled space in the Hankamer School
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Paradise Park Wins Best FEC (Family Entertainment Center) Award

November 1, 2004   
Way to go Team! Designed and Produced by White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group, Randy White Architect: Finkle/Williams, David Williams Acoustical Engineer: Thorburn Associates, Steve, Tyler and Katherina Paradise Park in Kansas City, Missouri, the family entertainment and children’s edutainment
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Variable Acoustics

November 1, 2004   
Modern halls and churches come in all shapes and sizes, and the push for these spaces to be multipurpose spaces creates acoustical challenges. From music requiring long reverberation times, to dramatic performances that require greater articulation and ambient warmth, a
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Laminated Glass on Steroids

June 1, 2004   
Sekisui, a Japanese firm, has come up with a new way to improve the acoustical performance of laminated glass which is often used to reduce noise transfer from space to space when vision is desired. The inner layer of the
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Way to Go Team – Cesar E. Chavez Education Center Wins!

June 1, 2004   
And the “Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award” goes to:  Cesar E. Chavez Education Center, Oakland, California Architect: VBN Architects Electrical Engineering: Pete O. Lapid & Associates, Inc. Mechanical Engineering: Raymond Brooks Engineers, Inc. Acoustical Engineering: Thorburn Associates Inc.
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Historical Temple Goes Retail

May 1, 2004   
When built in 1912, the Moorish-style Medinah Temple was a meeting place for the Shrine of North America. After a 21st century, multi-million dollar restoration and renovation, the historic building at 600 N. Wabash Ave., in Chicago’s River North area,
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Restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

April 1, 2004   
In response to the needs of the expanding Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, Williamson Pounders Architects (WPA) also of Memphis, selected Thorburn Associates to assist with the acoustical and audio system design for the restoration of the Cathedral of the
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“I Didn’t Know You Did That”

March 1, 2004   
If we just had a nickel for every time we hear “I didn’t know you did that!”… Most recently, a very good client was sharing an elevator ride with us and mentioned he needed someone to do an audiovisual system
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CSI’s MasterFormat™ 04 and its Impact on Our Work

March 1, 2004   
The current status is that late in 2004 the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will formally publish the new MasterFormat™ layout. Over the last few years the MasterFormat™ Task Team has been working on the first major update in 38 years.