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Mechanical eng. or building design question

Last year wife's office moved in to a new building on Old Ivy. They lately have decided the offices can be too noisy, so have installed noise machines above the ceiling of every office. These are the same things that people take to hotels where there may be loud street noise. I was surprised that the U would design a new building that was less than acceptable noise wise, but was really surprised that their answer to the problem was to install "white noise" machines (volume uncontrollable) in the ceiling of each office. I haven't been involved in office design in many years, but this seems a total screw up to me. Anyone know if this is common now?

Posted: 07/22/2019 at 5:58PM


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Mechanical eng. or building design question -- Eta 07/22/2019 5:58PM
  I'm sorry but that sounds a bit psychotic to me. -- QBSacker 07/22/2019 10:06PM
  I consider the outside sounds to be "white noise". ** -- AcousticHoo 07/22/2019 9:28PM
  Helicoptor parents???? ** -- Zhoo 07/22/2019 9:45PM
  Wait ... that's a bad thing? You have kids? ** -- Trigon 07/22/2019 9:14PM
  We have them in my office for security reasons -- Toolie92 07/22/2019 6:56PM
  Not an expert ... -- Trigon 07/22/2019 6:44PM
  Nope...enclosed offices. ** -- Eta 07/22/2019 6:48PM
  Will be interested in the response ... -- Trigon 07/22/2019 6:54PM

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