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.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain sound absorption and how it is measured
  • Distinguish among the different types of absorptive materials
  • Select the most appropriate ceiling product based on the desired acoustical performance in the space
  • Describe how to use measures of absorption when determining a ceiling design