Kam Ng | Acoustical Solutions

Kam Ng

Vice President of Engineering


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  • California

Best Buy Store #107


To improve customer experience, Best Buy Store #107 needed an acoustical site survey in order to plan for an internal store layout renovation. The City of Torrance, California has a strict municipal code, including noise level limits. Regarding new developments or renovation to existing buildings, they are in Division 4, Chapter 6, Article 7 of the code.

Service Provided:

To fulfill the necessary legislative requirements, Acoustical Solutions conducted a short-notice acoustical survey of the site. This survey was to ensure that the external noise or potential noise does not surpass regulatory limits. It also considers the potential noise from the new renovations as not to affect the local environment. Based on the data, the renovations would not impact the local noise environment and the local noise levels are acceptable. This allows the renovation work to commence.

Specific Challenges:

Acoustical Solutions worked closely with the Architect, Cuhaci & Peterson, to support the planning application process. However, application deadlines were approaching fast. To meet our customer’s overall project timeline, Acoustical Solutions sent out an engineer at extremely short notice. Confirmation was received at 3 pm and our engineer was on the 6 pm flight to get to site for the next morning. Our engineer completed the report by the application deadline.

Client Details:

C & P Architect is a nationally recognized design firm that brings together a diverse team of planners, architects, engineers, designers, and staff with the purpose of developing the best solutions for their clients. With large amounts of expertise in the retail, commercial and restaurant industry, they work on projects throughout the United States and around the world. 

Best Buy is a “household name” which provides technology products, services and solutions. The company offers expert service at an unbeatable price. It has a large number of stores in the U.S. More than 70 percent of the population lives within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store.

To request information or a quotation for our Acoustical Testing and Analysis services, please contact us here or give us a call at 1.800.782.5742.