All Weather Sound Panels are rigid and self-supporting. They can be used like building blocks to permanently or temporarily enclose a noise source such as chillers, generators, and other machinery. The product widely is used in industrial and commercial facilities where loud, ongoing noise is a concern.
David Vance is senior vice president of Associated Constructors, a Bloomington, Illinois multi-trade subcontracting construction company that performed the interior finishing work for the Hancock Stadium renovation project. The company has been in existence for 29 years.
“We installed two sections of Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound panels in areas that were approximately 16 X 70 feet. The panels were suspended with uni-strut metal framing system and 3/8 inch threaded cable rod on the same slope on the bottom of the bleachers,” said Vance.
“It was the first time we used these All Weather Sound Panels and they worked out great. The architect liked them too.”
“Acoustiblok did a great job packaging and crating the sound panels. We were impressed with this. The panels arrived in great shape and we had no problems handling them. It took us a day to determine how we were going to construct and fasten the barrier under the sloped area. We undid the seating bracing and threaded them through the L cuts we made. Once we had the installation sequence down, we had no problems.”
Marilyn Myers is Chief Operating Officer of Acoustiblok. She coordinated the sale and planning of the All Weather Sound Panels for the projects.
“Each noise problem we solve at Acoustiblok has its own unique set of design challenges. There are a lot of design factors to consider
when you are trying to mitigate noise in a specific environment. Modern day sports stadiums are unique in that there are both indoor and outdoor areas interconnected. The challenge was to create a sound barrier that mitigated unwanted chiller and machinery noise and keep it isolated so it does not negatively impact the fans sitting above. They accomplished this using our All Weather Sound Panels,” said Myers.
“Hancock Stadium shows us that Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound Panels are effective for use in modern day sports stadiums that have chiller and HVAC system noise,” she added.
David Vance said his company was pleased with Acoustiblok’s customer service. “Marilyn did a great job and was very responsive to our needs. We got toward the end of the installation and the width was changed and we needed a few custom sized panels unexpectedly. Acoustiblok made them for us quickly and shipped them to us right away. We appreciated their responsiveness and concern for our needs and deadline,” Vance added.
Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound Panels use only the highest quality material and craftsmanship. Strain hardened 0.040″ (1.016mm)
corrosion resistant perforated aluminum front is resistant to abuse and sharp objects. The heavy duty frames have 18 flush eyelets free from any protrusions or screw heads thus allowing flush stacking and storage.
Acoustiblok manufactures two versions of these indoor /outdoor sound panels available: one with hurricane-rated internal reinforcement and one without. They are easily movable and do not need to be permanent as they can be stored in harsh environments without harm from the elements.
“The panels were priced right. It’s a good product. We would definitely use the product again,” Vance concluded.
Lahnie Johnson is president and founder of Acoustiblok. “We’re very proud of our All Weather Sound Panels and we think it’s a great product. There are many indoor and outdoor uses for these panels,” Johnson said.
While 2013 ushered in a whole new era of Redbirds football for Illinois State University at the bigger and more modern Hancock Stadium, Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound Panels are working quietly without fanfare to keep mechanical noise to a minimum.