(December 2021). In the week that Quiet Mark announces a new partnership with NBS, a leading construction data and specification platform, in this episode we take a closer look at the science of specification. 

 There are few people as knowledgeable or well-versed in the art of specification, choosing the best acoustic products to suit every building type, as our guest, Jeffrey FullertonAcoustics Department Manager - Building Science Solutions at Intertek. 

Intertek is an industry leader with more than 43,800 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. They are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through their global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise they provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to their customers. In fact, in addition to testing products in its own labs, Quiet Mark often partners with Intertek for additional testing, harnessing their global network to assess many of our international partner brands' products.

Jeff has 20 years of experience providing acoustical consulting guidance to clients on local, regional, national and global projects. His past projects include mixed use facilities, entertainment venues, corporate and commercial buildings, single and multi-family residences, higher education buildings, government buildings, healthcare facilities, transportation terminals, and industrial plants.

Jeff shares his experience as an acoustician working alongside architects and interior designs, to help realise their visual designs, whilst optimising the acoustic comfort of the space. He makes our CMO and Host, Simon Gosling, chuckle when he talks about the challenges this can present, citing a book titled 'Deaf Architects & Blind Acousticians? A Guide to the Principles of Sound Design', by Robert E. Apfel!

 If you're interested to learn more about how skilled aural design and the specification of acoustic products can enhance the wellbeing of a building's occupants, then look no further!

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