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INDUSTRY LEADER IN ACOUSTIC TREATMENT AND ARCHITECTURAL SPECIALTIES

A full service company 
With over 40 years of experience specializing in all types of wall and ceiling finishes.
Expert knowledge in architectural / industrial noise control.
Dynamic and complete acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

International presence
Our head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Regional offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal, with affiliates in USA, UK , UAE, and Asia.

Responsive to the client’s needs,
From selection of the most appropriate product, through the creation of project-specific drawings, manufacturing, and final installation that will ensure complete client satisfaction.

“CUSTOM-IS-STANDARD”
Where a unique condition exists, we can call upon acoustical analysts, design and engineering specialists to create the perfect solution to meet all of the client’s requirements. 
Form, Design and Function

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Acoustics, the new prominent design element?

Its a current buzz word, but acoustic design actually dates back to Pythagoras who first developed the subject around 530 BC. where it had already been determined what factors would carry amplified speech to the ears of every member of an audience by a direct route, in the manner of waves created by a pebble thrown into water. Who knew?

These principals advised against the use of hard, flat and vertical, reflective surfaces that would create chattering echo, and prevent sound reaching the upper tiers since this particularly impairs the intelligibility of word endings which, in Greek and Latin, are vital to comprehension. These theories and guidelines differ remarkably little from today's.

Porous stone or plasters and curved columns, curtains of heavy velvet, and curved ornately carved and layered wooden ceilings and window arches are all examples of controlled design frequently integrated into baroque or medieval architecture, and even into the 1900's. These were lost or sacrificed in more contemporary architecture or in refaced buildings where the intended purpose or value of the acoustic elements were not recognized until a recent resurgence of understanding emerged.

Today by contrast, there exists a diverse range of acoustic solutions that are aesthetically evocative, and under this couture cloak, they add the important function of acoustic excellence.
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Acoustics, the new prominent design element?  

Its a current buzz word, but acoustic design actually dates back to Pythagoras who first developed the subject around 530 BC. where it had already been determined what factors would carry amplified speech to the ears of every member of an audience by a direct route, in the manner of waves created by a pebble thrown into water.   Who knew?

These principals advised against the use of hard, flat and vertical, reflective surfaces that would create chattering echo, and prevent sound reaching the upper tiers since this particularly impairs the intelligibility of word endings which, in Greek and Latin, are vital to comprehension.  These theories and guidelines differ remarkably little from todays. 

Porous stone or plasters and curved columns, curtains of heavy velvet, and curved ornately carved and layered wooden ceilings and window arches are all examples of controlled design frequently integrated into baroque or medieval architecture, and even into the 1900s.  These were lost or sacrificed in more contemporary architecture or in refaced buildings where the intended purpose or value of the acoustic elements were not recognized until a recent resurgence of understanding emerged.  

Today by contrast, there exists a diverse range of acoustic solutions that are aesthetically evocative, and under this couture cloak, they add the important function of acoustic excellence.    
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"What are the best fabrics acoustically?" is a great question.

Choosing the right fabric is crucial to the effectiveness of acoustic panels. Here are the key factors which determine what is a good choice:

Backed or unbacked? Backed fabrics prevent the majority of sound to transfer through them however, they do not stretch well, which is particularly important for our stretched Fabrilok® system.

Transparency / Breath-ability~Fabrics should be chosen that have an open weave and are breathable, an easy way of testing this is to simply breathe or blow air through a sample of the fabric.
Functionality: A fabric can tick all of the boxes acoustically, but not have properties that are conducive to being used for acoustic panelling. Here are some of the different types of fabric and reasons to avoid:
With stretched fabric panel systems, we do not want to see sagging or rippling to occur. This can happen in some natural fibre materials such as cotton, linen and wool which can elongate in high humidity. Synthetics such as spun nylon and viscose have very little stretch memory and may not return to their original tension.

Polyester and acrylic are extremely versatile and remain tight after stretching with little or no risk of sagging. If the effect of Natural fibres is desired, by using fabrics with over 50% polyester blend you can have the best of both worlds!

ReExplore Fabrilok® by WALLWORKS. Architecturally stunning, Acoustically sound. 🤓
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What are the best fabrics acoustically? is a great question. 

Choosing the right fabric is crucial to the effectiveness of acoustic panels. Here are the key factors which determine what is a good choice: 

Backed or unbacked?  Backed fabrics prevent the majority of sound to transfer through them however, they do not stretch well, which is particularly important for our stretched Fabrilok® system.

Transparency / Breath-ability~Fabrics should be chosen that have an open weave and are breathable, an easy way of testing this is to simply breathe or blow air through a sample of the fabric. 
Functionality: A fabric can tick all of the boxes acoustically, but not have properties that are conducive to being used for acoustic panelling. Here are some of the different types of fabric and reasons to avoid:
With stretched fabric panel systems, we do not want to see sagging or rippling to occur. This can happen in some natural fibre materials such as cotton, linen and wool which can elongate in high humidity. Synthetics such as spun nylon and viscose have very little stretch memory and may not return to their original tension.       

Polyester and acrylic are extremely versatile and remain tight after stretching with little or no risk of sagging.   If the effect of Natural fibres is desired, by using fabrics with over 50% polyester blend you can have the best of both worlds! 

ReExplore Fabrilok® by WALLWORKS.  Architecturally stunning, Acoustically sound. 🤓
http://www.wallworks.com/index.php/fabri-lok-tensioned-fabric-system/Image attachment

The health effects of noise interference in the work place can be but are not limited to:

Increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Elevated anxiety and stress levels
Cardiovascular issues
Cognitive issues in children
Elevated anxiety
Decreased attention spans

Wallworks … a plethora of solutions to improve overall workplace wellness. While sleep deprivation is definitely an effect of poor acoustic design, it is not considered a workplace hazard. 😆
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The health effects of noise interference in the work place can be but are not limited to:

Increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Elevated anxiety and stress levels
Cardiovascular issues
Cognitive issues in children
Elevated anxiety
Decreased attention spans 

Wallworks … a plethora of solutions to improve overall workplace wellness.  While sleep deprivation is definitely an effect of poor acoustic design, it is not considered a workplace hazard. 😆

In its recent study, “What’s That Sound,” found that the top noise offenders and distractions for workplaces across the globe include:
• Conversations among employees (71%)
• Phone conversations (67%)
• Phones ringing (62%)
• The sound of people walking around (54%)
Adding an acoustic light fixture to a work environment is a simple and unique way for employees to reduce the impact of these distractions.

WALLWORKS eKōR ... AND BRIGHT IDEAS 💡
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Wood and Fabric Acoustics by Wallworks Alberta were a key feature of this massive and complex project.

Along the statuesque hallways dynamic wood columns tower, twisting open staircases fold between floors, and fully wrapped auditoriums create a palladium effect as shown on this cover. Completed earlier in 2019 ... great project and stunning architecture.The digital edition of the November 2019 issue: http://bit.ly/canov19 featuring RAIC - IRAC Journal; University of Lethbridge – Science Commons by KPMB Architects / Stantec; Laurier Brantford YMCA YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford by CannonDesign; 80 Atlantic by Quadrangle Architecture and Interiors; Mass Timber Primer by David Bowick of Blackwell; Book Review: ‘Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present’ and much more! #architecture #architects #architecturematters #buildingdesign #buildings #canadianarchitect
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Wood and Fabric Acoustics by Wallworks Alberta were a key feature of this massive and complex project.  

Along the statuesque hallways dynamic wood columns tower, twisting open staircases fold between floors, and fully wrapped auditoriums create a palladium effect as shown on this cover.  Completed earlier in 2019 ... great project and stunning architecture.

Wallworks’ acoustic solutions ... can masquerade as light fixtures or decorative wall art in your developed spaces, softening the noises that erode comfort, enjoyment, interaction, and elegance. Explore possibilities and let us show you some bright new ideas 💡 ... See MoreSee Less

Wallworks’ acoustic solutions  ... can masquerade as light fixtures or decorative wall art in your developed spaces, softening the noises that erode comfort, enjoyment, interaction, and elegance.  Explore possibilities and let us show you some bright new ideas 💡Image attachmentImage attachment

Acoustic control materials as supplied by Mother Nature. Wallworks can supply the rest...🙃🤓❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Acoustic control materials as supplied by Mother Nature.  Wallworks can supply the rest...🙃🤓❄️Image attachmentImage attachment

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