Did you know that living in a quiet environment increases our life expectancy? This Friday, April 7, 2023, we will celebrate World Health Day and in particular hearing health! According to a study published by the WHO, environmental noise impacts our health, with such negative physical and psychosocial effects that it has become a priority public health issue. The development of cardiovascular and metabolic problems, hearing impairment and tinnitus, as well as a deterioration in the quality of life and well-being in everyday life are some of the negative consequences for human beings.

Indoor acoustic quality for good health

Builders can address this issue in their projects, for example by complying with the criteria of the WELL certification. Aiming to ensure the health and well-being of users, it includes indicators related to well-being, including the problems of acoustic comfort and sound insulation. Our team of acoustical engineers is able to verify their compliance with acoustic measurements and studies.

Acoustic and vibration engineering for city planning

Cities and municipalities also request our services during the elaboration of their development plan with specific studies intended for the control of noise (indoor and outdoor) and vibrations in sensitive areas (highways or outdoor entertainment areas). Our sound and vibration maps and recommendations serve as a basis for our clients to succeed in their developments, and improve the well-being of residents through the design of pleasant sound environments.

Atelier 7hz is proud of its experience in the design of hospitals, offices and housing and in the realization of adapted and efficient solutions for all these projects. To cite a few examples of our expertise:
– Design of the Vaudreuil Soulange Hospital with architects Pomerleau, MSDL and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte, and the integration of this new sensitive area into the local zoning plan

– Definition of the zoning of the Montreal racetrack site for its redevelopment by considering the acoustic and vibratory constraints.

– Design with WELL certification of the offices of the Regional Metropolitan Transportation Authority (ARTM)

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