This course will help interior designers and architects to better understand and effectively articulate the concept of sound transmission through walls, ceilings, and floors and how various products affect it. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: -Explain the basics of sound transmission -Describe test procedures and ratings for wall systems, ceilings, and floor/ceiling assemblies -Describe isolation of sounds for wall systems, ceilings, and floor/ceiling assemblies.
Designers and Architects will be able to explain how acoustics work in buildings as a foundational understanding to selecting acoustical products for building.
Adding a word to one’s vocabulary can give a person a new means of expression. The same can be said for adding a building product to one’s palette of material choices. A wider choice of products can satisfy a designer’s quest for aesthetic exploration, help a project manager meet a budget, or the specifier to address challenging performance requirements.
Quality. Cost. Performance. Is it possible that restoring thermoformed ceilings (TFC) to the architectural vocabulary can meet all three of an architect’s needs?
Plastic ceiling tiles conquer moisture challenges in buildings and are designed for the health care, restaurant and hospitality markets or any facility with drop ceiling tiles. Plastic ceiling tiles are waterproof, mold resistant and can provide numerous sustainable design benefits. This course reviews the history of dropped ceilings, dangers of moisture intrusion and mold growth in buildings, and benefits of choosing materials that meet these challenges.
This program explores the evolution of drywall ceilings, acoustical ceilings, and the innovation of monolithic acoustical ceiling systems. It includes an introduction to the history of gypsum plaster, and the invention of the gypsum wallboard panel. The evolution of ceilings, and the standards used to gauge performance of ceilings will be discussed. The audience will learn where, when, and how to specify monolithic acoustical drywall ceilings.
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