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Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by Armstrong World Industries, Inc.





Category Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour seminar, Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals, introduces the concept and application of Acoustical Design and its contribution to improved indoor environmental quality. At the end of the seminar participants should be able to explain the needfor balanced acoustical design by segment, describe the fundamental properties of sound, define basic acoustical terms and concepts,interpret how different material selections influence the acoustic environment in an effort to make informed product specificationchoices while developing an understanding and appreciation for the value a balanced acoustical environment


The easy solution to functional acoustical performance is understanding the relationship between architectural design and acoustical material properties. Understanding of the need for a Balanced Acoustical Environment in all segments and that Poor Acoustics can result in Poor Indoor Environmental Quality. The Properties of Sound. Sound level, pitch and frequency.The Properties of Room Acoustics. Reverberation Time and Background Noise. Material properties and material ability to provide different types of acoustical control.
Definitions of key acoustical terms: NRC, AC, CAC, STC.
Summary of codes and standards around acoustics. How to Evaluate Acoustical Product for performance credibility.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0