Now there's an app for testing and demonstrating the acoustical performance of wall systems.
CertainTeed launched an interactive tool called dBstation that simulates the acoustical performance of its SilentFX Noise-Reducing Gypsum Board.
Designed for use on the Apple iPad or Motorola Android mobile devices, dBstation allows architects and builders to actually hear the acoustical differences of wall systems in real-world applications, the company said.
“When dBstation users hear the change in decibel levels for each of the wall systems, they are amazed at how the acoustical comfort of a space can vary,” said Angie Day, residential marketing manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “The dBstation helps architects and building professionals demonstrate the benefits of high performanc