What’s In Store For The Expanded Panama Canal Locks?

What’s In Store For The Expanded Panama Canal Locks?

What’s in store for the Panama Canal on its 100th birthday? Celebrating 100 years come August 15, the Panama Canal will hold a Centennial Gala that features 2,000 guests which include international shipping industry representatives, builders, operators, insurers and owners. The Gala serves as the culminating activity for over a year’s worth of celebrations for …

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Does An Open Office Have To Be A Noisy Office?

Does An Open Office Have To Be A Noisy Office?

To modernize and promote dynamic interaction in the workplace, a lot of companies decide to ditch cubicles in favor of an open office. While this may have made the typical workspace feel less claustrophobic, cold and impersonal, all that open interaction sometimes amounted to less focus, less productivity, and a lot more noise. Does this …

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Are Noise Ordinances The Key To Quieter Cities?

Are Noise Ordinances The Key To Quieter Cities?

The city of Oakland in Maine has recently passed a new noise ordinance that could impose steep fines on locals who make “loud and unreasonable noise”. Noises coming from electronics, commercial vehicles, cars, and other sources are all included under the ordinance, which bans some noises from the hours of 6pm to 9pm and others …

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Can Soundproofing Make Classroom Lessons More Effective?

Can Soundproofing Make Classroom Lessons More Effective?

Acoustic tiles may be able to make the average classroom more conducive to teaching, learning, and concentration. A study of 44 third graders in China showed that majority of the students experienced less noise distraction and better understood their teacher after soundproofing titles were placed in their classroom.    Boosting Students’ Learning With Soundproofing – …

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