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BSP63 Sounding Out: Insulation and Noise Control

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by CertainTeed Corporation





Valley Forge, PA 19482
United States
Category Other

This course reviews the acoustical properties of sound travel and sounds effect on the building interior and its occupants. There will be discussion on one of the most effective ways to attenuate noise from one room to another with the use of specific insulation products. Further discussion will center on sound absorption and noise control. Learners will also discuss the HVAC systems and the ability to insulate sound that travels throughout the building envelop.


Describe some of the historical background of the field of acoustics
Comprehend sustainable design and understand green building standards/code
Describe each of the three fundamental properties of sound
Explain the importance of background noise in defining the sound problem
Explain some of the ways that blocking sound transmission is accomplished
Explain the significance of the sound absorption coefficient
Describe some of the ways that sound absorption is accomplished
Describe a systematic approach to sound control
Describe some of the causes of sound problems in HVAC systems
Describe two solutions to HVAC noise

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0