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Healthcare Acoustics & Vibration | 1 HSW
Noise and vibration are important concerns for healthcare facilities. We will delve into sound and vibration basics with relevance to healthcare facilities and will review current DPH plan review checklist items related to sound and vibration. We will discuss recent trends and research related to HCAHPS performance and job satisfaction. We will also discuss sound and vibration measurement equipment and techniques and ways of monitoring noise and vibration in healthcare facilities.

Jul 1, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ben Davenny
Principal Consultant @Acentech
Ben Davenny is a principal acoustical consultant involved in a variety of projects including corporate/commercial, higher education, healthcare, worship, and residential buildings. His responsibilities involve architectural and environmental acoustics, and HVAC noise and vibration control. Ben’s projects include inpatient hospital buildings, medical office buildings, laboratories, K-12 schools and multi-family condominium buildings. He enjoys learning about each client’s unique acoustical and vibration requirements and helping them design a space to meet their needs.
William Chu
Principal Consultant @Acentech
William has acquired practical experience in developing collaborative solutions with architects and engineers for a wide variety of project types, including: HVAC noise and vibration control analyses and recommendations for complex healthcare facilities; sound isolation design recommendations and testing for critical patient rooms; analyses and design of novel solutions for speech privacy in open office/work environments; and room acoustics design for auditoria and lecture halls. He has helped tackle acoustical concerns for hybrid OR/MRI suites with challenging sound isolation requirements, quiet spaces for meditation and children’s play in hospitals, speech privacy in triage and emergency rooms, and experience with vibration isolation recommendations that meet OSHPD (CA state) requirements.
Jay Bliefnick
Consultant @Acentech
Jay Bliefnick recently joined Acentech as a full time acoustics consultant, after interning at our Cambridge headquarters for two summers during his PhD candidacy at the University of Nebraska. His experience includes consulting on architectural acoustics design and noise issues for a multitude of project types, including healthcare, performing arts, education, multi-family residential, retail, and research facilities. His work includes conducting acoustical measurements and analysis, review of new and existing construction, and noise remediation for both interior and exterior environments.