Nello Wall Systems will be launching its newest AIA-registered CEU course, " Safe & Secure: Designing Glass Office Interiors with a Clear Vision", at the District Architecture Center on June 2, Join us for an interatctive Lunchtime Learning session that discusses the challenges and solutions for glass office designs. Over the past ...read more
Can Open Offices with Glass Office Fronts Provide Speech Privacy?
Some 80 percent of offices these days are “open” , featuring plenty of glass office fronts, shared workspaces and few private offices. The most common complaints about this popular office design are distractions and the lack of speech privacy, due to having fewer walls and partitions to block sound. Survey after survey reveals that the lack of speech privacy and confidentiality is a major issues, creating employee dissatisfaction among nearly 70% of respondents.
On the other hand, designers and occupants alike give high ratings to natural light allowed by glass office fronts and the unique, creative environments that can be created with them. So how do you get the best of both worlds? Elegant, transparent and collaborative, but still equipped with the ability to maintain acoustical comfort and privacy? A highly effective and economical solution is to install a sound masking system the office space.
Sound masking is the addition of an unobtrusive background sound into an environment that covers up excess noise. Small speakers that emit the sound are placed in the ceiling or mounted to posts, and the background noise makes it such that conversations within a certain range can no longer overheard. Sound masking allows companies to retain their open-office vision and include prolific glass office fronts in the space, while ensuring the environment is still an acoustically comfortable place to work that offers privacy to employees.. As more businesses move to more collaborative and beautiful open spaces that feature glass office fronts, sound masking should continue to be an important part of the design process.
As businesses across the nation continue to follow the trend of creative office design, glass wall panels have become commonplace additions. Glass allows for a light-filled, unique approach to typical workspaces—gone are yesterday’s ...read more
Since the year 2000, there has been a substantial push to foster creativity and collaboration in most industry sectors. The result? Office design trends became pleasant, relaxed and informal. There are now sofas, ottomans, trees ...read more
Elkridge, Maryland – May 9, 2016 – Nello Wall Systems first released its frameless glass wall product, Clarity, in July 2013. Clarity’s sophisticated beauty and elegance, minimalist design and exceptional pricing have combined to create a ...read more
Nello Wall Systems will be launching its newest AIA-registered CEU course, " Safe & Secure: Designing Glass Office Interiors with a Clear Vision", at the District Architecture Center on June 2, Join us for an interatctive Lunchtime ...read more
While glass office fronts offer beauty, light transmission and sophisticated design options, they also come with some inherent safety concerns. The proliferation of interior glass walls throughout today’s open office has prompted users to ...read more
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Nello Announces New AIA CEU Course: Premiering June 2, 2017!
Nello Wall Systems will be launching its newest AIA-registered CEU course, " Safe ...