Construction of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Canada utilized concrete for its acoustical control, structure and design enhancements. A concrete wall, nearly 12 inches thick, surrounds the 720-seat main theater and stage tower. Form-liner Reckli panels were placed on the wall in dozens of spots to help direct sound in various directions. The use of thick concrete walls and a concrete composite roof "are perhaps the greatest factor in reducing outside noise," according to Jon Soules, the theater's designer.
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