Birdwell Acoustics, Inc. Corporate Profile
Formed as a Tennessee corporation in 1996, Birdwell Acoustics, Inc., is a Nashville based consulting and design firm. Providing specialized consulting services in various areas of acoustics, electro-acoustics and noise control, Birdwell Acoustics serves clientele in Tennessee, as well as, other areas of the United States.
Birdwell Acoustics, Inc., was formed by Barry C. Birdwell to provide architects, engineers and a broad range of general public clientele with quality acoustical consulting and systems design services. We provide a full compliment of client services which in turn provides a single point of contact during the design and construction stages.
The firm's business philosophies are simple:
To provide a high standard of quality and value in acoustic and electro-acoustic system designs.
To raise the level of the quality of such designs from commonly used "canned" specifications to specifications that are customized and truly unique to the plan itself and which offer properly integrated results.
To allow the client's direct input on what type of system design would be most beneficial to their level of programming. To eliminate the confusion commonly associated with the issues and questions the client or "end-user" has by not having been directly involved. Questions that typically range from, "so, what are we getting anyway", to "no one ever asked us what we really needed" and "it would have been nice if we could have had that feature".
To be responsive to the specific needs of the client and feel a sense of urgency to matters related to working with them.
To provide the highest level of professionalism, honesty and integrity. To put forth our best effort in everything we undertake.
These philosophies were developed to help form lasting professional and personable relationships with architects, engineers and end-user clientele. Our goal is to generate a heightened level of recognition and respect for, as well as, demonstrate the value of, acoustical, electro-acoustical and specialized consulting of these types in the engineering community. To provide the industry with an insight on the importance of the attentions to these subjects to the success of the project.
The firm's resources include both conventional and computer-aided design and drafting capability, computerized acoustical analysis and system design equipment and programs and an extensive acoustics and manufacturers equipment data reference library.
Through association with other consultants and industry professionals who may likewise posses specialization and/or qualifications in specific areas, Birdwell Acoustics, Inc. can expand it's own qualifications and resources to provide consulting and system design services on projects of virtually all sizes and scopes.
Audiovisual and Sound System Design
Mechanical Noise and Vibration Control
Teleconferencing System Design
System Performance Verification
Environmental and Architectural Noise Impact Studies
Speech Privacy System Design
General Communication Systems Design
Computerized Room Modeling and Pre-construction Performance Predictions
Pre-construction Acoustical and Architectural Review
Post-construction Acoustical Analysis, Tests and Measurements
Project Administration and Contract Management
Educational Seminars and Presentations
Contractor Engineering and Support Services
Our system design and specification packages are very comprehensive and typically require minimal clarifications thoughout the bidding and construction phases. Providing the correct compliment of detailed services allows a higher level of competitive bidding from installation contractors. This subsequently provides the client with the best in value and service.
Typical design package services and data provisions include:
Meeting with the client or "end-user" to discuss in detail the specific programming, operational needs and required functions of the system(s)
Complete written performance, equipment and implementation specifications to ensure the desired finished product
Complete diagrams of system components, their basic interconnections and any specialized or customized circuits
Equipment rack and cabinet layouts, as well as, architectural details of any necessary customized control cabinetry
Loudspeaker system 3-dimensional views and nominal angular aiming data
Specialized connections plate layouts and panel details
Conduit and power requirement layouts
Checkout of completed system installation and performance to establish specification compliance
Periodic jobsite inspections
Extended client meeting schedules
A complete breakdown of services is given on a per project basis and is reflective of the consultation fees negotiated. Services may vary as the scope of the project differs from one to another or in the manner the client may require them.
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