An Introduction to SOUNDCELL
With the 2003 introduction of SOUNDCELL acoustical masonry units, Proudfoot now offers architects and contractors even more noise control options with the added touch of grace and elegance.
Create an improved environment in architectural masonry acoustics. The SOUNDCELL unit's design innovation is your practical solution to effectively absorb problem noise, diffuse sound enrgy, and more thoroughly capture the flutter echo, standing waves and sound intensity annoyances - with style.
Absorption, Diffusion, Style
SOUNDCELL architectural acoustical concrete masonry units provide built-in sound control for areas of public access where noise pollution is a problem. Available in 8" or 12" thickness, SOUNDCELL units are load-bearing with compressive strengths comparable to standard CMUs of similar composition. Installed conventionally in stack bond with little or no added labor, the in-place cost of SOUNDCELL is low by comparison to most other acoustical materials.
Diffusion is the random reflection and dispersion of the sound path after striking irregular shaped surfaces and reliefs. Many rooms utilizing flat, exposed masonry promote sound "bounce" and problematic reflactions. SOUNDCELL units improve the quality and nature of sound by providing desirable diffusion with their innovative grid and impressed form.
Ideal for schools, houses of worship, manufacturing plants, arenas, water treatment facilities and other structures where excessive noise can be generated, SOUNDCELL units are available throughout the United States through a network of licensed concrete block manufacturers that make the product locally to a series of strict specifications.
|Sanctuary/Green Bay |
Holasek Architecture & Design
|Maple Avenue Elementary SchoolPlunkett Raysich Architects|
|John C. Cudahy YMCA|
McClintock, Architechs, Inc.
|Now even more design options are available. SOUNDCELL ACOUSTADE® masonry units offer the same noise control capabilities as regular SOUNCELL units without the horizontal baseline.|
|This feature allows for continuous vertical lines and offers a reversible skew, enabling the architect to specify in which direction the slanted surface faces. For example, a left-hand skew may be specified for a north wall with |
a right-hand skew specified for a
| Available in 8" & 12" widths.|
Optional grout shields only available
with 12" units, as shown.