Acoustics are increasingly important in commercial and residential settings, contributing to the well-being of occupants. Whether specifying flooring for a corporate office, hotel, hospital, or multifamily building, the building professional will be asked about the acoustic performance of the product.

Acoustically-friendly floors provide employees a quiet workplace with minimal disruption, hospitality guests a peaceful stay, hospital patients a calm recovery environment, and residents a space that feels like home.

This course will allow building professionals to look past standard IIC scores as the sole reference for a product’s acoustic properties enabling more informed product decisions and better performing projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify factors affecting acoustic performance and understand acoustic measurements and testing standards, including sound transmission class (STC), Impact Insulation Class (IIC), and Delta IIC (ΔIIC).
  • Understand the benefits of improved acoustics in commercial and residential applications such as education, healthcare, corporate offices, hospitality, and multifamily communities.
  • Analyze how flooring systems can help meet acoustic requirements for optimal indoor environmental quality.
  • Examine case studies where integrating acoustic design was a high priority in hospitality, office, and multifamily residential settings.

Pre-Requisite: Knowledge of basic acoustic properties