Archive for January, 2010

Demolishing the Brown County Mental Health Center

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The Brown County Mental Health Center in Wisconsin will be demolished soon. The building, built almost 100 years ago, is full of asbestos – so much asbestos it simply can’t be renovated. It’s in the walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and soundproofing. You name a place and you’ll find asbestos in that building.

The good news is that Brown County already built a new facility. No patients will become homeless or go without treatment. All the county needs to do now is tear the building down and sell the property!

The Citroen DS3 is Going High Tech

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Citroen DS3 has an incredible new look. The stylish, classy design of the car is one of the most promising the Citroen company has released recently and forecasters expect it to become a very popular automobile.

The car is, unlike others, incredibly customizable, with a choice of more than 38 color and design combinations. Add some LED running lights, twin exhaust pipes, and extra wide silver rims and you’ve got a beautiful combination.

And, by the way Рall models will  feature extra soundproofing inside the vehicle Рmaking it one of the quietest cars on the road!

Noise at the 2010 Olympics!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

It’s not as big a deal as one might think – all of those generators surrounding B.C. Place, waiting to be used during the opening ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 12th.

The problem is that none of them are running yet. We take that back. One is now running – and it’s loud. So loud that neighbors living in nearby condos are complaining.

We give credit to the Olympic committee, though. They’re taking swift action to equip the generators with soundproofing materials. Now all neighbors will have to worry about are the events themselves!

Green Glue Appears at the 2010 International Builder’s Show

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The 2010 International Builder’s Show is in Las Vegas – right now – from January 19th through 22nd. It’s one of the most amazing trade shows in the industry and if you’re in the area you need to stop by.

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the Green Glue table while you’re there, too. The makers of our favorite soundproofing will be on hand to demonstate just how incredible their most popular visoelastic damping compound really is. It’s a treat you won’t want to miss!

Will the Zero Zero Bar in Paris Close?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Zero Zero bar in Paris has a problem.

The neighbors complain about it constantly.

Why?

It’s sort of dingy looking. True.¬† There are a lot of young people going in and out. True as well. But those aren’t the problems.

It is, of course, the lack of soundproofing – and the subsequent noise.

And the neighbors do silly things – like pelt patrons with eggs or hose them down from their balconies. But it’s not the patrons at fault. Why won’t the owners just soundproof the club?

Paris already has problems. Hot DJ’s are looking to other large cities instead – claiming Paris isn’t the party town it used to be. Perhaps this is part of the cause!

Rhode Island Fire Victims to Receive $176 Million

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Victims of The Station nightclub fire back in 2003 have finally seen their day in court. The judge ordered a settlement of over $176 million to the surviving family members of the 100+ people killed as well as other victims.

More than 300 people will get a portion of the money, allocated to a trust fund.

Those injured or killed became victims after pyrotechnics used by the band known as Great White caused illegal soundproofing materials used in the club to catch fire.

The trustee now has to determine how the funds will be distributed, based on the level of injury, the age of the surviving children, etc.

France Passes New Laws for Clubs and Bars

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Right at the end of 2009, officials in France passed a new set of laws. Afraid of seeing party going patrons go to other cities, France officials changed their laws to allow clubs and bars to remain open until 7am.

Paris, once known as the “City of Light,” had been earning a nickname as the “Capital of Sleep.” Rules were so strict that some of the world’s hottest DJ’s were leaving for London, Berlin, and other major cities instead.

Now, cities throughout France, as long as they have some semblence of soundproofing, can entertain guests until the sun rises. Hopefully some of the lost business will return.

Will Paceville Bars Close Early?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The city of Paceville enjoys a priveledge not many other cities have – the opportunity to keep their bars open until the wee hours of the morning. That is, until 4am.

Bar and club owners are required by law, and by permit, to stop playing music by 4am – a requirement you might think easy to abide by considering so many other places aren’t even open that long.

Sadly, though, neighbors have started to complain. The bars and clubs lack proper soundproofing, are disruptive to the surrounding neighborhoods, and play music well past 4am. Some argue they should have to shut down as early as 11pm.

The tourism board will convene on the issue early this new year and while the bars may not be forced to shut down at 11pm, they may not have the same priveledges they once had.