Architectural acoustics may be a complicated and complex field today, but many of the basic principles began to take shape in the early part of the 20th century. This course covers the rise and fall of acoustical photography—its various benefits and drawbacks—and how it coincided with the development of acoustical principles in architecture.
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.
Background sound is key to providing building occupants with improved speech privacy, noise control, and acoustic comfort. When used as the starting point for interior planning, sound masking lets building professionals set the base of background sound throughout a facility, more accurately specify the blocking and absorptive elements used in their design, allowing it to be delivered in a cost-effective manner, and with greater assurance of achieving the intended results.
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.
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.
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.
As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, there is a greater focus on the guest experience. With increasing customer expectations for comfortable, quiet rooms, the Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) play a vital role in overall guest satisfaction. This CEU demonstrates the level of quality that PTAC/PTHP systems offer the hospitality environment. You will also learn the benefits of the product, why it offers maximum efficiency, what factors and accessories help the system operate more effectively, and what makes PTAC/PTHP systems so reliable.
In the design of building enclosures an emerging alternative is the use of spray foam insulation as exterior continuous insulation featuring the ability to resist heat, water, vapor and air movement in an uninterrupted, continuous performance installation. A significant outcome is the control of moisture mechanisms in buildings.
How spray foam insulation’s water resistive, air barrier and insulation characteristics help to control moisture is examined in detail. That it is a proven option that offers such performance in addition to allowing for design freedom and flexible installation is also discussed.
Designers and Architects will be able to explain how acoustics work in buildings as a foundational understanding to selecting acoustical products for building.
Current privacy legislation tends to focus on securing access to information stored on computers or within filing cabinets, but attention also needs to be paid to our built environment. When examined in this context, privacy has both an acoustic and a visual component.
This article primarily focuses on the former, except insofar as it is affected by the latter.
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