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    Construction in the City: How Changes to Toronto’s Noise Bylaw Impact Jobsites

    The City of Toronto is sitting up and paying attention to noise—and updating the noise bylaw that is in place. New condos and office towers have re-energized the downtown core but with more people living in the area, construction noise is becoming more of an issue.

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  • Pitch Perspectives

    Preach It! How Acoustics Can Inspire Prayer in Sacred Spaces

    Regardless of your faith, worship services tend to bring people together through a combination of speech and song. Acoustics are important to both. We often associate acoustics with performance venues and theatres but sound is just as critical in worship spaces and should not be overlooked.

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  • Reaching a Global Talent Pool with Your Recruiting Program

    Hiring new members of your team is a time-consuming process. We invest time and resources in to ensure we find the right fit. We also find you need to be creative and expand your borders when it comes to a talent search. Our industry is a niche business and finding good recruits can be a challenge even when the job market is not so competitive. When we need experienced people, we use all avenues available to us and often source people through direct referrals and partnerships.

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  • What it’s REALLY Like Immigrating to the Great White North

    I will never forget the date March 12, 2018. It was the day I finally immigrated to Canada. Just one day after celebrating my birthday with my family in India, I landed on Canadian soil for the very first time and was welcomed with open arms by customs officials who wished me a happy birthday before sending me on my way to make my Canadian dream a reality.

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  • Pitch Perspectives

    Getting Your Acoustics Pitch Perfect in a Performance Venue

    Whether you’re going to see a play or a concert in a performance venue, listening to a lecture or attending a service in a place of worship, acoustics play a critical role in determining your enjoyment of the experience. To understand acoustics, we need to understand our ears. This is the first post in our technical blog series: Pitch Perspectives! Where we'll explore the various elements and parameters required to ensure good interior room acoustics of various types of facilities to provide positive acoustic experiences.

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    Changing the Shape of Mixed-Use Residential Projects

    Mixed-use residential units offer city dwellers the luxury of being able to grab a bite for lunch, go to the gym, drop their dog off at daycare and enjoy live jazz without getting in their car. In many cities where space is a premium, mixed-use residential buildings are becoming increasingly common. Developers combine retail, residential, and commercial uses into one vibrant location. But convenient amenities shouldn’t be a burden. Read more about challenges that need to be addressed before construction and what to consider when building mixed-use residential spaces.

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  • Get it Right the First Time: The Transition from OMB to LPAT

    For decades, Ontario residents with concerns about proposed developments went through the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the province’s independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal that handled decisions on land use planning issues and other matters. Last April, the OMB was replaced with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). Learn how the new LPAT has changed the appeal process and the significantly impact to whether your project is approved or rejected.

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  • Like Nails on a Chalkboard: Managing Transit Noise in Residential Areas

    Living close to public transit has its perks. But the benefits can become a nuisance if the noise from streetcars, light rail vehicles or trains riding the rails starts to impact the neighbourhood.

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  • Failures = Innovation

    As one year ends and another begins, many workplaces like to reflect on the previous year and to celebrate their team and its achievements. At Aercoustics, we celebrate failures. Yes, you read that right. The biggest screw ups of the year are recognized with a trophy at our holiday party. This award is not meant to be negative. It is all in good fun and there is no shame in taking home the hardware. We do this to celebrate innovative ideas and learning. Our team works very hard and we want to reassure everyone that mistakes are part of the learning process.

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  • Rock Out Toronto! Acoustic Design for New Recording Studio

    Canada has a vibrant arts scene and many at Aercoustics count themselves as part of it, so we are ardent supporters. There is a critical shortage of rehearsal spaces for local musicians in cities like Toronto and Vancouver. Some of the already limited rehearsal spots have been swallowed up by re-development, leaving even fewer options for bands looking for a place to jam. That’s why we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on Lynx Music…

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