The University of Vermont Medical Center Inpatient building is not a project one would typically expect to find in scenic Burlington, VT. An area synonymous with charming local art galleries, leaf peeping, and Bed & Breakfasts, this section of Vermont is also home to an established medical school that has been around for over 190 years. To keep pace with the changing needs of families and doctors within this corner of New England, UVM is currently in the process of building a new, 7-floor 132-bed tower.
With guidance from the architect, E4H (previously known as MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health), Acentech is providing acoustics and MEP noise and vibration control consulting for this new facility. Healthcare centers, especially ones looking to provide care to inpatients, need to meet stringent noise control standards to be eligible for Medicare Funding and even LEED certification. Sound isolation and speech privacy are essential components to the healing process and overall peace of mind for patients, staff, and faculty within medical centers, and Acentech’s team is excited to assist in the design of a facility that looks to provide quality care for the surrounding community.
Since the UVM campus is centered around an area full of families, visitors, and plenty of wildlife, the environmental noise impact of this new facility is also a priority for designers. Acentech’s experts in mechanical noise control and its environmental impact are looking forward to assisting the design of a facility that values the needs of the community—whether they are inside our outside its walls.