Many NAG members went to Chicago to participate in the national ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 21-24, 2012. We attended a performance in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We all switched seats at intermission, and many found that they liked the seats they were in for the second half better than the first half … no matter where they were in the hall (main floor, or high gallery)!?! Probably because the Dvorak Symphony sounded absolutely amazing –
It was fun to attend with friends from ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 2.6 on Sound and Vibration Control: Patrick Oliver of Price Industries, and Rob Lilkendey of Siebein Associates. Here’s a photo of us after the concert:
Besides participating in TC 2.6 activities and listening to a seminar on controlling vibration in mechanical systems at the ASHRAE conference, we also got to take a tour of Orchestra Hall with Scott Pfeiffer of Threshold Acoustics. We learned about the changes from the last renovation of the hall, including the use of metal perforated absorbers. After the tour, Scott graciously allowed us to visit the offices of Threshold Acoustics which are located in the historic Monadnock building. On the first floor, many of us sampled the best coffee in Chicago (according to Scott) at Intelligentsia – yummy. THANK YOU, SCOTT, for being such a great host while we were in town!