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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Optimizing Acoustic Performance of Wood Buildings (Print Course)

Design teams must integrate building systems to create a high performance building that also enhances the health and wellbeing of occupants. This course will explore how to achieve optimal acoustic performance in wood building systems with proper design of walls and floors/ceilings. The course will examine acoustical codes, integrating acoustics into sustainable design, construction detailing and case studies where acoustics were prioritized to optimize indoor environmental quality.

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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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Sound Control in Architecture: Sound Transmission & Isolation for Wall, Ceiling & Floor Systems

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.

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Stain Resistant and Waterproof: Benefits of Sustainable Plastic Ceiling Tiles

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.

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Architectural Acoustics: Controlling and Optimizing Sound in the Built Environment

Designers and Architects will be able to explain how acoustics work in buildings as a foundational understanding to selecting acoustical products for building.

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