Workshops, production facilities, warehouses, etc, can be inherently noisy places. With machinery, forklifts, and many hard surfaces, reverberation can be a real problem. Personal safety wear may be required for workers operating particularly noisy machinery, but high levels of background noise will affect all occupants – including other workers and visitors.
Buildings of this type may not have an installed ceiling or wall lining that can provide space to install sound absorbing panels. The roof, supporting structures and services (air conditioning, fire services, etc) may be exposed to view from below. Many modern open public spaces are also designed this way, ie., without a suspended ceiling in place. Hanging acoustic baffles like SONOBAFFLES are an ideal choice for such spaces.