ACI announces availability of a new Special Publication
Foundations for Dynamic Equipment
edited by Dr. Carl A. Nelson of ESI Engineering
ACI recently published SP-348, Foundations for Dynamic Equipment, edited by Dr. Carl Nelson, Consulting Engineer at ESI Engineering and member of ACI Committee 351—Foundations for Equipment and Machinery.
This publication grew out of the Technical Session entitled “Application of ACI 351-C Report on Dynamic Foundations,” held at the ACI Spring 2019 Convention in Québec...
Ryan Skoug, P.E. (Acoustics/OR) of ESI Engineering was invited by Interior Architects to be a co-presenter for their “Achieving Acoustic Zen in the Open Office” webinar. The event had 150 participants who learned more about how architects can work with acoustical consultants to improve sound issues in office buildings, both during project design and when troubleshooting issues afterwards. To watch the presentation, click on the following link:
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Ryan Skoug, P.E. (Acoustics/OR) of ESI Engineering was an invited presenter at the 2020 Fall Conference of the Acoustical Society of America for the session on “Sound Transmission and Impact Noise in Buildings II”. Read more and watch a video of the presentation by clicking the link below.
Ryan Skoug of ESI Engineering just returned from San Diego, California where he was an invited presenter at the 2019 Fall Conference of the Acoustical Society of America for the session on “Sound Transmission and Impact Noise in Buildings”.
ESI recently worked with a client to improve meeting room speech intelligibility for in-person, conference call, and video conference meetings. This video describes the user complaints, the existing acoustic conditions, and a methodology to improve intelligibility in these rooms.
ESI is proud to have been a team member on two of the thirteen projects recognized by the AIA Minnesota Honor Awards; the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration and the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview.
The long-awaited 2nd Edition of AISC's Design Guide 11 (DG11) was made available in 2016. This article will summarize the changes relating to Chapter 6: "Design for Sensitive Equipment and Sensitive Occupancies" and the corresponding portions of Chapter 7 relating to the same topic.
ESI finished up 2016 with a number of notable projects. One that got a lot of visibility (it was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune), was the design of the Smaaash go-kart track at the Mall of America.
ESI is pleased to welcome Arjun Shankar as an Intern in Noise Control and Acoustics this summer. Arjun will be working closely with Tony Baxter and Ryan Skoug on measurements, data analysis, calculations and reports.
Learn about the seven basic ways to reduce noise. From increasing distance to using enclosures, or even adding room absorption, the process can be quite simple but give lasting results that people can notice.
As of November 2015, the new Guide to Noise Control in Minnesota is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This guide discusses acoustical properties, measurement, analysis, and regulation.