Resources for Facility Managers & Safety Managers

Are you a safety manager, facility manager, or other professional involved in the construction or renovation of a commercial building or health care facility? Help your company comply with industry standards and keep their employees safe, informed, and productive with a Soft dB Sound Masking System or Emergency Warning and Paging System. Contact us today to get a quote!

Here are the answers to some common questions that facility and safety professionals ask our team at Building Systems Solutions:

  • Facilities that house many employees in a variety of spaces, such as mail rooms, warehouse spaces, manufacturing floors, and closed offices.
  • Facilities that may need to warn employees and guests of weather, fire, explosion, chemical, or medical emergency situations.
  • Facilities that belong to organizations that value employee safety and wish to keep them informed during an emergency.
  • Facilities that need to comply with OSHA safety standards for Emergency Warning Systems.
  • Spaces that are open concept, with low or no cubicle partitions.
  • Facilities that utilize reflective materials, such glass and other hard surfaces in many of their interior design elements.
  • Spaces that house many employees.
  • Facilities that handle sensitive or confidential information, like those in the health, legal, and financial industries.
  • Spaces that belong to organizations that value worker productivity and occupational health.
  • Emergency warning and paging systems are an essential part of any safety policy and procedure. Studies have shown that an emergency warning and paging system that incorporates verbal instructions are more effective than systems that use sirens or alarms alone.
  • Emergency warning and paging systems ensure that all of the occupants in your building will receive clear evacuation or relocation instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • Pairing a sound masking system with your emergency warning and paging system will ensure that all of your emergency messages will be heard easily and clearly by everyone in your building.
Installing or retrofitting an emergency warning system is an easy process. Building Systems Solutions will design and install a customized system to meet your needs, taking into account the future or existing construction of your project. Contact us today to get started.
  • Sound masking systems adjust the level of ambient background noise so that speech becomes less intelligible and causes less of a distraction to workers. Lowering the level of verbal distraction leads to increased productivity for all staff members.
  • For similar reasons, installing a sound masking system can also ensure that confidential information remains private and is not inadvertently broadcast throughout the space.
  • A sound masking system can be paired with an emergency warning and paging system so that all of your emergency messages are broadcast easily and clearly.
Installing or retrofitting a sound masking system is an easy process. Building Systems Solutions will design and install a customized system to meet your needs, taking into account the future or existing construction of your project. Contact us today to get started.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading certifying body for LEED construction projects, the goal of green construction is to incorporate both environmental and employee well-being into the project. Sound masking systems help green designers fulfill Indoor Environmental Quality, a key area of LEED Certification:

“The Indoor Environmental Quality category promotes strategies that improve indoor air as well as those that provide access to natural daylight and views and improve acoustics.”

Sound masking systems improve the acoustical environment of your workspace and allow for workplace designs that incorporate shorter cubes, open office space, and greater air flow and use of natural daylight, thus contributing to increased worker productivity and comfort.
You can find Soft dB product information on our Soft dB Products page. To request the spec sheets for our Soft dB system components, please contact us.
Yes! Both our sound masking and emergency warning and paging systems can be designed so that they can be expanded upon at a later date. We often design systems around future renovation/expansion plans so the systems can easily be added on to. Give us a call for more information.
Sound masking and emergency warning systems can be easily incorporated into the design of any existing facility or any facility in the pre-construction or construction phase of their project.

When you partner with Building Systems Solutions, we meet with you in your space to provide an on-site evaluation of your current system and facility usage. Then, we custom design your new system based on your usage, budget, and schedule.

We design each system individually and can provide you with the specifications for all products listed in a design. If you wish to spec in our systems for a specific project, please contact us.

You can find system specifications for the Soft dB Sound Masking Systems on our product page.

Contact Us

Based out of the Twin Cities, Building Systems Solutions provides sound systems that address safety, communication, and privacy concerns for facilities of all types and sizes. For more information about our products and services, please give us a call at 763-502-1515, or fill out the contact form here.

Words From Satisfied Customers

We have worked with BSS on several sound masking projects for our clients with successful results. The process begins with a well-designed layout and an accurate budget. That way the client knows exactly what they are getting and can adjust as needed. Their team is responsive and great to work with during the install process. After install BSS schedules a tutorial with the client on how to use their new sound masking system. Because BSS is a leader in product and design the client receives an intuitive system thus another satisfied client.

Heather Weerheim

Greiner Construction

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