About Mark Irwin

Resonics Digital Marketing Manager

Open Plan Office Acoustic Standards 2022

By |2022-05-24T12:55:34+00:00May 20th, 2022|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

Open plan offices now make up approximately 75% of all office workplaces in the UK. These areas feature reduced division between employees in the space. The popularity of these types of offices is nothing new. They've now become the preferred layout for most types of businesses to promote collaboration and communication. They can also contribute to the culture of the workplace by bringing people closer together. Up until recently there were no open plan office acoustics standards which guided designers to ensure the [...]

Bespoke Acoustic Panel Projects 2021

By |2021-12-16T15:14:03+00:00December 16th, 2021|Projects, Acoustics|

Across the 500+ acoustic panel and install projects that Resonics complete each year, there are often certain ones which stand out from the rest. Our estimating team works closely with both architects, designers and the top acoustic brands across the world to create truly unique and bespoke acoustic systems, funky panel designs and acoustically treat tricky spaces. The team also work with clients to design acoustic panel systems from scratch depending on the end customers functional and visual requirements for the project. Take [...]

Stadium Acoustics: Make it Loud

By |2021-05-13T12:13:25+00:00May 11th, 2021|Acoustics|

Pretty much all of the work that we do at Resonics focuses on reducing sound and noise levels in commercial spaces to improve the environment and make it a more comfortable and pleasant place to be. But at a live sporting or music event, the opposite is often the goal! The incredible sound of a roaring crowd is a crucial part of the buzz of a live football match, creating a sense of place, belonging and atmosphere for attendees and added support for [...]

Challenges of Returning to the Office

By |2021-05-11T11:29:11+00:00March 8th, 2021|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

A return to office working is now in sight for many of us, but the ways in which we work and collaborate have inevitably changed permanently. Companies will face some unique challenges of returning to the office. For some, an entire year of working from home has prompted a move away from the city to quieter areas without the hustle and bustle of the daily commute to and from the office. Naturally there is a resistance for some to return to the office [...]

Hospital Acoustics: The impact of noise on healthcare

By |2021-03-17T15:14:37+00:00February 8th, 2021|Acoustics, Health & Safety|

If you have ever had to stay overnight in a hospital before, you will understand how difficult it can be to get any sleep, or just simply relax. Surrounded by nurses chatting, machines beeping, trolleys rolling, noise is everywhere and regularly exceeding acceptable levels. Hospital Acoustics In the UK, 40% of hospital patients are bothered by noise at night; a consistent finding of the NHS Inpatient Survey, with noise levels over 100dB measured in intensive care units. Noise at this level [...]

Monitor Your Exposure to Noise with Apple Watch

By |2020-12-21T15:24:50+00:00December 10th, 2020|Health & Safety, Hearing Difficulties|

Did you know your Apple Watch can monitor your exposure to noise? In the modern day urban environment, we are exposed to high levels of noise almost everywhere we go. Traffic noise, construction machinery, people chatting/yelling at eachother on the street or noise in your office all influence our exposure to harmful levels of noise which can cause lasting damage to our hearing.  When sound enters your ear, it causes the bones and hairs inside the ear to vibrate [...]

Acoustics and Learning: How to improve the learning environment?

By |2021-03-02T12:01:40+00:00November 8th, 2020|Reverberation Time, BB93, School Acoustics|

Our acoustic environment has a profound impact on how we process and absorb information, both through the affect on our ability to hear and also our ability to concentrate. People can only put up with noise for so long before it becomes extremely annoying and disrupts their cognitive learning process. Noise can be a big problem with open plan classrooms, halls and libraries, with high levels of noise pollution coming from various sources at the one time.  Acoustics and Learning The [...]

Open Plan Offices: Are they good for productivity?

By |2020-11-25T15:59:16+00:00October 9th, 2020|Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

Open plan working environments are nothing new, with open-plan offices in one from or another dominating workspaces for open plan office spaces have grown steadily in popularity over the last decade, with up to 75% of office workers now working in open plan style spaces where there is no physical division between colleagues. Open plan offices were first introduced in big tech companies like Google and Apple to encourage collaboration and communication between colleagues by creating shared working environments. But does it actually [...]

YouTube or Podcasting Studio Setup – Acoustic Treatment

By |2022-01-27T17:26:21+00:00September 8th, 2020|Residential Acoustics|

Digital media is without a doubt, a huge part of the every day life of so many of us. YouTube and podcast creators are developing highly successful and profitable careers in digital content creation for audiences around the world. No matter what your interests, hobbies, political views or demographic, there is powerful and engaging content out there for you. With over 5 billion YouTube videos viewed every day, and up to 300 hours of new content uploaded every minute, there is [...]

Camira Fabrics & Resonics

By |2020-11-25T15:34:06+00:00August 9th, 2020|Acoustics, Acoustic Panels|

Camira Fabrics is an award winning UK textile innovation company with a long history of creating fabrics for a wide range of sectors. They design and manufacture a huge range of fabrics for worldwide commercial interiors and transport. Camira continually endeavor to push beyond the technological limitations of fabric design and production, delivering aesthetic innovation and pioneering environmental manufacturing. Camira produce over 8 million metres of fabric a year, and are a truly great and globally successful company who love and celebrate their [...]