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Fete Music

Fete Music

You can't have a state of the art music venue without state of the art acoustical control. With top local acts waiting to perform, K-13 Black offered the final touches to this new night club in Providence Rhode Island. Applied to the metal roof decks, the K-13 offered the desired black-out effect, but more importantly, ensured there will be no unwanted reverberation and feedback for the guests and performers.

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Fete Music

103 Dike Street

Providence, RI

Frank J. Murphy Architect

250 Main Street, Ste.2

Pawtucket, RI

K-13 Black

6,600 Square Feet

1.5" Thickness

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Jordans Furniture

Jordan's Furniture

Make sure you take some time to see the furniture when you visit the brand new Jordan's Furniture at the Warwick Mall in Warwick Rhode Island. Leave it to Jordan's to install a rival to Disneyland's laser and water fountain show in the middle of the showroom. Along with the obvious complications came the need for condensation control and acoustical performance. With one application, Black K-13 was up for the job. Applied to the walls and metal decks, K-13 protects the surfaces from the humidity while absorbing unwanted reverberation.

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Jordan's Furniture

400 Bald Hill Road

Warwick, RI

RKB Architects

Zero Campanelli Drive

Braintree, MA

K-13 Black

3,500 Square Feet

2" Thickness

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Hynes Convention Center

Hynes Convention Center

The perfect fit! Without any aesthetic alterations, this application of SonaSpray “fc” has dealt with a problem that has been present for years. The latest renovations to the Hynes Convention Center not only included sound system improvements but acoustical enhancements as well. Applied at 1”, the SonaSpray quietly and without any alterations architecturally removed unwanted areas of reverberation and echo in two convention center areas.

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Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

Simpson Gumpertz Heger

41 Seyon Street

Waltham, MA

SonaSpray "fc" White

35,000 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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Wianno Club

Wianno Club

On a difficulty scale, the Wianno Club in Osterville Massachusetts was a 10. Recessed lights, sprinkler heads, HVAC grills, smoke detectors, speaker covers and a complete ceiling cut into pie pieces provided all the challenges needed for the 4 man crew that finished the work in just under 10 days. If completed during the original construction, applications such as this can be done for 50% less cost. Unfortunately, acoustical applications are value engineered out of many projects as the end nears, and budgets run low.

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Wianno Club

107 Sea View Avenue

Osterville, MA

Royal Barry Wills Architects

8 Newbury Street

Boston, MA

SonaKrete White

2,300 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Springfield Museum

Springfield Museum Phase II

While you meander through the recently completed Phase II at the Springfield Museum, something you will not hear is echo, reverberation, or other patrons' conversation. Once again Stephen Jablonski Architects has taped SonaSpray "fc", custom color, to maintain the reflective and eclectic mood in the museum. Applied at 1/2", Noise Reduction Coefficient of .65, the product is able to provide superior sound control without distracting from the exhibits.

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Springfield Museum

85 Chestnut Street

Springfield, MA

Stephen Jablonski Architects

27 Elliot Street

Springfield, MA

SonaSpray "fc" Custom Color

3,600 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Showcase Live

Showcase Live at Patriot Place

Super Bowl championships are not the only exciting thing happening at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Massachusetts. The recently completed and ever expanding Patriot Place welcomes the new Showcase Live, a state of the art performance center which received 2" of Black K-13 to enhance acoustical performance. The new venue has already welcomed such groups as Chaka Khan and Boyz II Men to name a few.

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Showcase Live

Patriot Place

Foxboro, MA

Arrowstreet Inc.

212 Elm Street

Somerville, MA

K-13 Black

6,000 Square Feet

2" Thickness

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Mattatuck Museum

Mattatuck Museum

Spray applied over suspended homasote tongue and groove tiles, K-13 was the only product that could fit the bill. Adding only minimal weight, the Black K-13 provides the "black out" effect over the sensitive substrate while improving acoustics at the recently renovated Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury Connecticut. Completed in 3 days, the application also assisted in keeping with the tight construction schedule.

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Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main Street

Waterbury, CT

Ames & Whitaker Arch.

21 Church Street

Waterbury, CT

K-13 Black

5,700 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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Eastons Beach Ballroom

Easton's Beach Ballroom

Situated directly on the shores of Rhode Island Sound, this function room was receiving more cancellations than renovations due to the poor acoustical performance. The results, due to an eight sided room with all hard surfaces, made both music and speech almost unintelligible. Applied at .5”, the SonaSpray “fc” was retrofit utilizing custom trim rings around existing lights and sprinkler heads. Completed in 5 days, the owners are looking forward to a great “08” season.

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Easton's Beach Ballroom

175 Memorial Blvd.

Newport, RI

City of Newport

43 Broadway

Newport, RI

SonaSpray "fc" White

5,000 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, Fayerweather Hall

Yes, that is SonaKrete applied to the exterior walls on this historic renovation at Wesleyan University, Fayerweather Hall in Middletown Connecticut. With a ceiling application out of the question for designers, the space required some type of acoustical material that would not detract from the spectacular architecture. Spray applied and troweled, it is almost impossible to identify the SonaKrete when walking through the facility.

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Project Architect Details

Wesleyan University

Fayerweather Hall

Middletown, CT

Kallmann McKinell & Wood

181 Newbury Street

Boston, MA

SonaKrete White

2,500 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Xavier Hall

Xavier Academy Hall at Johnson & Wales University

Stunning is the only way to describe this total renovation of the Xavier Academy Hall at Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. With the classic architecture restored to its original condition, modern day technology quietly and invisibly updates the hall for today's uses. SonaKrete applied at .5" provides a plaster type finish and Noise Reduction Coefficients of .65 to also bring the acoustics up to date.

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Xavier Academy Hall

261 Pine Street

Providence, RI

Lerner Ladds & Bartels

236 Hope Street

Providence, RI

SonaKrete White

2,600 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Springfield Museum

Springfield Museum

The clean lines and matching color scheme in this recently renovated structure will be the new home of Indian Motorcycle and Rolls-Royce Museums. Located in Springfield Massachusetts, the museum is utilizing 1/2" of SonaSpray "fc" in special color Desert Sand to control reverberation. Extensive surface preparation was done to the old concrete beams and ceiling prior to the acoustical application. Stephen Jablonski Architects has completed Phase 1 of the renovations with additional areas currently in design.

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Project Architect Details

Springfield Museum

85 Chestnut Street

Springfield, MA

Stephen Jablonski Architects

27 Elliot Street

Springfield, MA

SonaSpray "fc" Custom Color

3,500 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary in South Wellfleet recently underwent total renovations which included an addition. Acoustical control was paramount with the amount of large volume exhibit and classroom areas with cathedral ceilings. Applied at a 1" thickness, the application allowed for the concealment of surface mounted wires and tracks. The application, providing a Noise Reduction Coefficient of .90, provides visitors with a quiet, enjoyable atmosphere.

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Project Architect Details

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

281 State Highway

South Wellfleet, MA

Architectural Designs, Inc.

62 Route 6A

Orleans, MA

SonaSpray "fc" White

10,200 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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North Shore Music Theater

North Shore Music Theater

Following a fire and severe smoke damage, North Shore Music Theater selects K-13 Black for a multitude of performance characteristics. The thermal properties of a 4" application provides an R-value of 18 and has a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 1.00. K-13 also has a Class "A", non-combustible U.L. rating. This 30,000 Square Foot application was completed in less than two weeks. For a review of this performance, just ask the owners of the music theater.

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North Shore Music Theater

52 Dunham Road

Beverly, MA

North Shore Music Theater

52 Dunham Road

Beverly, MA

K-13 Black

30,000 Square Feet

4" Thickness

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Hebrew Rehab Center

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged

Clean and without distraction is what SonaSpray "fc" offered to this small informal gathering area at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale Massachusetts. The cathedral ceiling required some type of acoustical control, but glued ceiling tiles would have detracted from the architectural appeal of the space. Applied at a thickness of 1", Noise Reduction Coefficient of .90, the space now has little to no reverberation.

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Project Architect Details

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

1200 Centre Street

Roslindale, MA

Cavanaugh Tocci Associates

327 Boston Post Road

Sudbury, MA

SonaSpray "fc" White

4,500 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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Pell Chafee Center

Pell Chafee Performance Center

Preparation and patience were on tap for this extremely difficult application of special color SonaSpray "fc". Desert Sand "fc" was applied at 1/2" to provide an N.R.C. Rating of .65. The panels and skylights received extensive preparation while the perimeters of the historic plaster panels received the acoustical treatment. When the protection was removed, the material was hand trimmed and edged to the plaster moldings.

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Project Architect Details

Pell Chafee Performance Center

87 Empire Street

Providence, RI

Durkee & Brown Architects

300 West Exchange Street

Providence, RI

SonaSpray "fc" Custom Colors

9,600 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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CT Convention Center

Connecticut Convention Center

You can't see it but it's there! The recently completed Connecticut Convention Center selected K-13 Black for the massive exhibit hall ceilings. Applied at 1" on fluted metal deck, the K-13 provides an unequaled .90 Noise Reduction Coefficient. The application controls reverberation along with providing the blackout of the ceiling that was desired. The new Marriott Hotel in the background also received K-13 treatments to various areas for sound control.

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Project Architect Details

Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd.

Hartford, CT

Hunt/Gilbane, J.V.

50 Columbus Blvd.

Hartford, CT

K-13 Black

170,000 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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Mullins Center

Mullins Center

Flash back! This unique flush application of 1/2" of SonaSpray "fc" was complete in 1993 in the concourse level of the Mullins Center at the university of Massachusetts at Amherst. With two layers of drywall in place, one layer was cut out to create a panel where the SonaSpray could be applied flush with the balance of the ceiling. The SonaSpray "fc", which did not require expansion joints, dramatically reduces the costs from the cementitious materials that were also reviewed.

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Project Architect Details

Mullins Center

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA

Cambridge Seven Associates

1050 Mass. Avenue

Cambridge, MA

SonaSpray "fc"

8,000 Square Feet

.5" Thickness

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Big E

Massachusetts State Exposition Center

With the volume of traffic that moves through the Massachusetts State Exposition Building at the Big "E" Fair Grounds, lack of acoustical control can be a major distraction for exhibitors and patrons. Barry Architects of Pittsfield Massachusetts chose 1" Dark Gray K-13 applied over existing discolored fiberboard. The application of K-13 provided an economical solution to this area along with a Noise Reduction Coefficient of .75 for reverberation control.

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MA State Exposition Center

Big "E" Fairgrounds

Springfield, MA

Barry Architects, Inc.

29 Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA

K-13 Dark Gray

5,000 Square Feet

1" Thickness

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Newburyport Town Hall

Newburyport Town Hall

Improving the acoustical performance without jeopardizing the historic appeal of this town hall in Newburyport Massachusetts was the challenge for Woodman associates. K-13 and SonaSpray "fc" were taped for extremely high N.R.C. ratings and the ability to conform to the sloping ceilings. With reverberation times over 4 seconds, the acoustical material needed to be applied over 1.5" thick. A 1" base coat of K-13 was applied and rolled to remove any high and low areas. SonaSpray "fc" was then applied at a thickness of 1/2" to supply a tight smooth texture. The combination of materials provided an N.R.C. of 1.05.

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Project Architect Details

Newburyport Town Hall

Main Street

Newburyport, MA

Woodman Associates

20 Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

K-13 & SonaSpray "fc" White

7,000 Square Feet

1.5" Thickness

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