A case study on workstation-dependent acoustic characterization of open-plan offices

Baltazar Briere de la Hosseraye, Felix Egner, Georgios Diapoulis, Huiqing Wang

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This study presents a methodology for the assessment of acoustic quality of open-plan offices using workstation-dependent objective and subjective indicators. With the constant increase of people working in open plan office environments, acoustic problems in this type of workspaces are of growing interest. Speech intelligibility and sound level decay with distance and are well-known quantities providing a measure of comfort and sound quality. However, very little is usually done to relate the aforementioned objective parameters to the perception of the employees. This study is part of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN project Acoutect and aims at correlating objective and perceptual metrics for workstation sound quality. Measurements and numerical simulations were performed in a test case office, yielding workstation-dependent room acoustic parameters, as well as binaural room impulse responses for auralization. An interactive auralization demonstration and an objective characterization of the office will be presented during the poster session.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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