About JCK Acoustics

JCK Acoustics Group is a boutique international acoustic consulting & noise control engineering firm with office locations in Seattle and Shanghai. We specialize in architectural acoustics, building systems noise and vibration control, environmental noise and audio/video system design providing a practical approach to a vast range of acoustic issues, resolving them with either prevention or cure. With locations in U.S. and China, our team is capable of assisting clients wherever the project may take us. Our expertise includes projects across the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Our Process

Every project has a variety of acoustic issues to be addressed, whether its sound isolation, sound quality, vibration or environmental noise control. Our approach begins by striving to fully integrate with the design team. This supports communication and a complete exchange of ideas between disciplines. This generally begins in early schematic Design and carries through to completion and move-in. It is our goal to always be available to answer questions by someone who is knowledgeable of the project when contacted. We develop solutions in a manner that is fully integrated with the design team to achieve industry standards for acoustical performance by providing thorough recommendations, details, specifications and materials based on methods of standard engineering practice.

What we do

We provide solutions! As consultants, our strength is in our solutions and the ability to implement them. We don’t just issue reports, we are also involved during construction. Our goal is to provide the most cost effective solution to your project. Many common noise issues can be avoided with simply space planning. We often review preliminary layouts during concept/schematic phases offering space planning and line marking to avoid issues later in design. During the design phases we will provide engineered acoustic and noise control solutions, assist in reviewing material selections and aiding in the Value engineering process. Most solutions can be solved with typical building materials. As such, our first efforts are to reduce cost and maintain acoustic performance with the use of non-proprietary materials. When needed we will call for and specific a material based on performance and cost.

What we DON'T do

We do not sell, sponsor, promote or otherwise back any one product. We maintain a completely unbiased outlook, ensuring no conflict of interest. At JCK Acoustics, we review, recommend and specify products that are most suitable for a projects needs based on performance, design aesthetic and budget. We are not product representatives! We provide solutions! At times we may recommend specific products based on previous experience and in-house or field testing. However, we are always accepting and open to other products based on our review in addition to independent lab test data. We do not exclude products based on any personal relationships. We aim to be fully transparent and independent allowing us to provide acoustic and noise control solutions that are best suited to your project.

Green Building and Sustainability

While we may aim to pursue sustainable design or green building compliance strategies on all of our projects, certification and compliance may not always be appropriate. Often times, implementing criteria from LEED or other ratings systems can be included in design without the intent of certification. Alternatively, these strategies can be implemented as a basis of good design practice. At JCK Acoustics Group, we are fully versed with many of the successful international rating programs such as LEED, WELL, Green Star, Green Globe, BREEAM, China 3 Star, GRIHA and others. We make every effort to include these design standards in our acoustic and noise control design when possible. We review material submittals for compliance and generate specifications to include green products