dBA Design Group, Inc. is recognized as a leading Acoustical Consulting & Design firm in the area of Music Education Facilities with over 25 years’ experience including participation in several privately funded research grant programs.
Although our firm is recognized as a specialist in Music Facility Planning and Design (Harold Geerdes authored the book Music Facilities: Building, Equipping, and Renovation; the foundational source material for [MENC] Music Educators National Conference), our associates also provide full service consulting and design for Sports Arenas, Worship Centers, Conference/Meeting Rooms, Open Plan Offices (Noise Masking, etc.), & Industrial Noise Control. Facilities are designed covering the acoustical aspects along with the audio/video communication systems utilized in these types of facilities.
We also provide specialized Environmental Noise Analysis and Noise control for new and existing HVAC, Industrial Plant, and Process Machinery systems.
dBA Design Group, Inc. provides educational seminars for Architects, Engineers and other professional groups and organizations.
Synopsis of Services
dBA Design Group, Inc. provides the following basic services direct to clients, developers and general contractors, or as a member of an architectural team:
Noise Control Evaluation, Test & Design
dBA Design Group, Inc. services are offered in several basic Service Packages to meet the needs of our clients. Please NOTE, all the listed Service Packages are guidelines only and can be modified to meet your specific project requirements.
Package 1: Facility/Project Evaluation
We will evaluate the project and provide you with a brief oral and/or written report detailing any recommended changes necessary.
Package 2: Facility/Project Evaluation & Discussion
Package 3: Facility Evaluation & Test
Package 4: Basic Facility/Project Design
Provide engineering interface between electrical, mechanical and structural project requirements. Establish guidelines for acceptable levels of airborne and structure-borne noise in HVAC and Lighting systems, etc.
Package 5: Comprehensive Facility/Project Design
Package 5a: Complete Facility/Project Design w/Auralization
Package 6: Contract Administration/Supervision
Package 7: System Training
We not only provide instructions in how to operate the system, but also how the systems can be operated - there is a distinct difference.
Process for Package 5(a) - Comprehensive Facility/Project Design
Because Packages 5 and 5a (above) are comprehensive we follow a series of phases to assure complete, high-quality work.
Phase 1: Needs Assessment & Project Requirements
Phase 2: Research & Development
We discuss with you the basic design scenarios and provide our recommendations as to the projects direction and final design concept.
Phase 3: Preliminary Design
Phase 4: Final Plans & Specifications
Under Program V we also provide the design team members with information relating to their special area of design, ie: BTU and NRC/RC HVAC requirements, structural support needs, appropriate floor and ceiling plans, equipment locations and mounting requirements, etc.