Case Studies

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.


Qt Quiet Technology™ – a better acoustic environment
The Qt Quiet Technology 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 Cambridge Sound Management, Inc.

Cambridge Sound Management, Inc., the world’s largest provider of sound masking solutions, manufactures QtPro and DynasoundPro sound masking systems to help organizations across multiple industries protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions, and increase workplace productivity. Cambridge Sound Management’s proprietary sound masking technology works by emitting a uniform, barely perceptible background sound at the frequencies of human speech. Cost-effective and easy to install, their sound masking, office paging, and background music systems are deployed in hundreds of millions of square feet of space throughout the world including commercial organizations, healthcare facilities, financial services, government agencies, and educational institutions. Cambridge Sound Management is a Biamp Systems company.