An architect that designs buildings with acoustics in mind will create better environments for the end user, improving everything from patient healthcare outcomes to student reading and test scores. However, a room is only as good as its weakest link, and while walls and ceilings often are discussed when it comes to acoustics, door systems seldom are.

Improving acoustics in commercial and institutional buildings can benefit occupants within healthcare, hospitality, education, and office environments. This course will discuss how door systems specifically play a vital acoustic role within each sector.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the science of acoustics and how sound can affect building occupants.
  • Examine how building occupants are impacted by sound traveling through building assemblies, including walls, ceilings/floors, and door systems.
  • Analyze how the use of sound absorbing materials in door systems assist in creating an acoustic environment for occupants.
  • Describe the importance of optimizing acoustics in various commercial building sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, education, and office facilities.

Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of acoustics.