Case Studies

Marsh & McLennan

Marsh & McLennan

About the space

The leader in risk, strategy and human capital management Marsh & McLennan is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in risk, strategy and human capital. When the firm was renovating its Manhattan headquarters many of the company’s offices were converted to open plan layouts. This multi-story skyscraper houses a majority of Marsh & McLennan’s 55,000 employees in midtown Manhattan.


Not so private, private offices
The firm’s acoustical consultant on the project felt that the renovation plans could benefit from sound masking from Cambridge Sound Management. Such a wide expanse of office space needed sound masking to reduce conversational distractions. Privacy was essential in the enclosed offices and conference rooms to meet the firm’s legal obligations and ensure confidentiality for managerial conversations.


Cambridge QtPro® Sound Masking from Biamp

Cambridge QtPro® Sound Masking controls were specified throughout the space. Phase one of the project installed sound masking on eight floors of the building, using several zones per floor for optimal control.


A productive, private and comfortable office space Marsh & McLennan Companies employees have a private workspace with minimal distractions. The company continues to expand Qt Quiet Technology sound masking coverage with the renovation of each additional floor.


About Biamp
Biamp® is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audiovisual installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Global Installed Audio Conferencing Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system, Cambridge® sound masking solutions, and loudspeakers for installed sound applications from Community Loudspeakers® and Apart Audio®. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, open floor environments, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, retail, hospitality, military and government, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional offices around the globe. For more information on Biamp, please visit