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Mull-It-Over Trim Caps Sound Great for Healthcare

 

Mull-It-Over Trim Caps Sound Great for Healthcare

by James Moore

It is one of life’s truisms that you never know what problem might be lurking just around the corner, or perhaps, in the next room. Take for instance Bruce Burgess’ experience at the building site of a new children’s hospital constructed with a glass curtain wall facade.

While visiting the site, Burgess, an engineer and construction company executive, noticed that sound could “leak” from one room to the next. He soon discovered that the problem was caused by high STC-rated drywall partitions being terminated into a vertical mullion. The light-gage, hollow mullion Mullitover-Product (2)was allowing noise to flank the end of the partition and leak into the adjacent room, which, while annoying in any situation, is a potentially much more serious issue in a healthcare setting.

Most of you have probably had a similar experience while waiting your turn in a doctor’s office. Sound leakage from room to room is a prevalent problem not only in healthcare facilities but in government buildings, office buildings, bedrooms and anywhere else where privacy matters.

But Burgess knew that given the current climate in the medical community regarding patient privacy that this was a huge problem that needed to be addressed.

There were, of course, legal issues to be considered by administrators, especially since the introduction of HIPAA privacy laws, and by builders responsible for building to code, but considering the sensitive nature of many of the issues discussed by patients and their doctors, there was a huge personal downside to the sound transfer problem as well.

Although Burgess immediately recognized the need for a solution, he found that there was nothing currently in the marketplace to remedy the situation. “Being in the construction business for so many years… I knew this was a problem, but when I researched a possible solution, I couldn’t find one, so I invented one,” said Burgess.

Thus was born Mull-It-Over Products, of Grand Rapids, Michigan and their patent-pending Mull-It-Over Sound Barrier Trim Caps which prevent sound transmission through the mullions in buildings with glass facades.

A standard mullion has a sound transmission class rating of 28, well below the FGI guideline requirement of STC 45 for patient, exam and consult rooms, but with the Mull-It-Over Mullion Trim Cap installed, this STC rating increases to 57.

FGI guidelines for healthcare construction and International Building Code for multi-family housing have minimum STC requirement s for demising walls. When tested as an assembly, minimum code requirements will not be met if a demising wall terminates into an exposed mullion. Mull-It-Over Sound Barrier Mullion Trim caps solve this problem.

Whether the installation is in a patient room, a boardroom, or a bedroom, the problem of noise transfer can now be solved with the Mull-It-Over Sound Barrier Mullion Trim cap.

Mull-It-Over Products has been in business a year and a half and already has 10 of the 12 largest architectural firms in the country specifing their Sound Barrier Mullion Trim Caps.

 

These are some of the completed projects which have installed Mull-It-Over Trim Caps:
CDC, Atlanta GA
Phillips 66 Headquarters, Houston TX
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids MI
University of Chicago, Chicago Ill.
Farmers Insurance Corp Headquarters, Lansing MI
Waihonna Kawala, Honolulu HI
SC Johnson, Washington DC
Detroit Public Safety Building, Detroit MI
Sony, San Mateo CA
University of Maryland (Baltimore), Baltimore MD
Manchester United, Chevy Chase MD
Social Security Administration, Towson MD

 

For additional information view their website at www.mullitoverproducts.com or contact them directly at 616-730-2162.

Source: Baret News Wire

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