Building upon the OU Faculty Investment Program-funded phases of the sOUnd lab and his recent visit to Kirkegaard Associates’ design lab (seen in lower left), Associate Professor Daniel Butko is developing thin shell precast concrete acoustical panels with Coreslab Structures, Inc. Acoustical testing at Riverbank Labs is slated for October, followed by an ASA International Conference paper presentation in November. Butko is collaborating with Civil Engineering PhD student Trevor Looney to incorporate additives which will provide cavities for sound absorption. Thank you to Coreslab for a $20,000 in-kind allocation of resources and materials, coupled with additional support from Reckli US Formliners, Inc. As always, Prof. Butko wishes you an acOUstically sOUnd day!

For more information about Prof. Butko’s research, contact him at butko@ou.edu.