The work environment along with the hygienic requirements in the operating theatre and connecting areas are key points for the design. Conducting a surgical operation is a team effort underpinned by communication between the team members. The operating theatre and the supporting areas must continuously be supervised from a hygienic point of view. An acoustic ceiling has to fulfil many demands to be an alternative in these environments.
The acoustic environment becomes a challenge due to the type of surface materials genrally used in operating theatres. Easy to clean hard surfaces are used for floors and walls to ensure a high level of hygiene.
Noisy equipment along with the density of people in a small space makes it important to consider the acoustic design of the room.
Acoustic ceilings need to be chosen with particle emissions in mind. Ceiling systems should be documented how they perform in terms of emission of particles.
The types of cleaning routines and cleaning or disinfecting agents used, needs to be considered when choosing the acoustic ceiling.
offers a robust acoustic ceiling practically developed for controlled environments. Close to zero emissions and resilient to bacterial growth makes it a strong candidate for the most challenging healthcare environments.