HEAR THE DIFFERENCE

Reverberation has an important impact on speech intelligibility. It affects safety, learning, or the quality of an everyday conversation. Here's how BASWA can tranform the acoustics of your space.

Hear the difference BASWAphon sound absorbing acoustical plaster makes in reducing reverberation.

THE BASWA ADVANTAGE

The advantage of BASWAphon is a combination of exceptional absorption with a strikingly beautiful appearance. 

  • The Original
    BASWAphon is the most specified sound absorbing plaster, with over 25 years of installations.
  • Made in USA
    Only sound absorbing plaster system with components made in the United States.
  • Highest Sound Absorption
    Most absorptive plaster on the market - 10x more absorptive than drywall. 
  • LEED Contribution Points in 9 Categories
    Up to 95% recycled, MSDS friendly, no VOC’s, high light reflectance and high R-value.
  • Great in Humid Environments
    Resilient, Frosted and Base Finishes are not water soluble and are mold, moisture and mildew resistant.
  • Field Applied by Certified, Local Installers
    Installation takes 2 to 3 days; no field measurements, no shop drawings.
  • Durable, Repairable and Easily Cleanable. 
    Finishes can be washed, even scrubbed with soft bristled brush to remove stains.

Commercial Portfolio

Using an Auralization for Innovative Design

An auralization is a computer model of a space populated with its specific acoustical designs though it is yet to be built. This effective tool gives the client a chance to experience the sound of a future space during the design. After creating a computer model of the room, walls, ceilings, and floors are assigned appropriate acoustical coefficients. A virtual speaker is then placed in the space which plays a burst of noise that is measured for reflection patterns, reverberation time and several other acoustic metrics.

  • Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Dali Museum

    St. Petersburg, FL

  • Michael S. Currier Center at Putney School

    Putney, VT

  • Queens Theater in the Park

    Corona, NY

  • UCLA Kaufman Hall

    Los Angeles, CA

  • US Naval Academy Jewish Chapel

    Annapolis, MD

  • Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH

  • World Financial Center, Brookfield Place

    New York, NY

  • "BASWA has the very finest technical service department of any of the many products we install… and I’m not just talking about acoustical plaster, but any plaster system. "

    Terry Roberts, Project Manager, Triangle Plastering

  • "Because OCP Contractors was already a Certified Installer, we were able to self-perform the work and it helped get the job awarded to OCP. We were glad we could provide the owner with an exceptional product that changed the dynamics of the space."

    Vince Gargano, Project Manager, OCP Contractors
    Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall in Cleveland, OH

  • "The appropriate acoustical environment for speech privacy in the open office area was critical to creating a successful space for Gehry Partners’ design team. The office layout was designed without workspace dividers. Although the desks were relatively far apart, the ambient noise due to HVAC (typically offering “white noise” masking) would be very low. Speech privacy was clearly going to be an issue. Compared to the other options that were being entertained, BASWAphon had the highest sound absorption properties and offered Gehry’s team the clean, uncluttered, monolithic ceiling design they required. We were very pleased with the quality of workmanship within these areas; the open office acoustics are exceptional and we understand the users are very pleased."

    David Conant, Pricipal & Owner, McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.
    Novartis Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland

  • "BASWAphon provided Siebein Associates with a seamless sound absorbent surface that met HOK’s design intent while offering exceptional performance which helped to reduce focused sound reflections, reduce overall reverberant noise levels and control the transmission of sounds from one level to another in the large open volume of the atrium maintaining manageable sound levels even on busy days."

    Gary Siebein, Senior Principal Consultant, Siebein Associates, Inc.
    Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL

  • "BASWAphon is a great product that allowed us to create an all-glass circular party room for 600 people where they can actually hear each other talk! The appearance of the great inverted dome is seamless. We asked for an 'impossible' blurred color transition at the edges. Developing a new spray technique to satisfy our request, BASWA acoustic's skilled Certified Installers executed our design beautifully."

    Sara Capels, Principal, Capels Jefferson Architects PC
    Queens Theater in the Park in Corona, NY

  • "Even on the very crowded opening days and events of last week, the sound absorption worked marvelously. Bravo."

    Yann Weymouth, Senior VP & Director of Design, HOK Tampa
    Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL

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Installation Process

  • Mechanical penetrations are roughed in below substrate.

    Mechanical penetrations are roughed in below substrate.

  • Adhesive is applied to back of BASWAphon  Supporting Panel.

    Adhesive is applied to back of BASWAphon Supporting Panel.

  • BASWAphon Supporting Panels are fitted around mechanical penetrations and adhered to stable substrate.

    BASWAphon Supporting Panels are fitted around mechanical penetrations and adhered to stable substrate.

  • Vinyl trims are applied.

    Vinyl trims are applied.

  • Seams and Trim Are Pre-Filled and lightly sanded, creating a continuous, monolithic surface.

    Seams and Trim Are Pre-Filled and lightly sanded, creating a continuous, monolithic surface.

  • If Classic Fine, Resilient, Base, or Frosted Finish is specified: Base 407 Coat is applied, gauged, and laid down smooth.

    If Classic Fine, Resilient, Base, or Frosted Finish is specified: Base 407 Coat is applied, gauged, and laid down smooth.

  • If Fine is specified: Top Coat is applied, gauged, and laid down smooth.

    If Fine is specified: Top Coat is applied, gauged, and laid down smooth.

  • If Resilient Finish is specified: an additional coat of Base 407 is applied and smoothed.

    If Resilient Finish is specified: an additional coat of Base 407 is applied and smoothed.

  • If Frosted Finish Is Specified: a fine coat of Base 407 is spray applied.

    If Frosted Finish Is Specified: a fine coat of Base 407 is spray applied.

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