Acentech provided acoustics and vibration consulting services for the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, an 11-story, 620,000 SF translational research and clinical facility on the Longwood campus of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The building houses eight floors of research laboratories, two floors of medical clinics, a vivarium, a conference and teaching center, and a state-of-the-art imaging facility, as well as a 400-car parking garage.

Acentech’s design addressed architectural acoustics, building mechanical system noise and vibration control, footfall-induced vibration control, and control of noise and vibration due to the Co-Generation plant in the basement of the building. The CoGen plant is a potential source of significant noise and vibration that could adversely impact numerous pieces of vibration sensitive equipment throughout the building.

Another area of concern for this project was the footfall-induced vibration in the vivarium, laboratories, and imaging suite. Acentech assessed the vibration, and made recommendations in order to achieve acceptable vibration levels for these sensitive spaces.

Note: all photos courtesy of NBBJ.

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