Sound Control in Architecture: Sound Absorption

Sound is primarily controlled through two passive methods: absorption and isolation. This course will focus on sound absorption in architecture and discuss how it is measured.

This course will cover the different types of absorptive materials used today, and help the learner to select a ceiling panel based on the desired acoustical performance of the space.

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Seeking Resilient, Long-Lasting Buildings? Glass Mat and High-Performance Wallboards are the Solution (Print Course)

For highly trafficked durable spaces and buildings requiring higher resilience, architects are turning to enhanced-performance gypsum and glass-mat interior wallboard for their wall and ceiling designs.

With hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, western wildfires, and other weather and climate-related disasters wreaking havoc across the nation in 2017, the U.S. incurred a record $306 billion in damages during the year, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Monolithic Acoustical Drywall Ceilings

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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