New World of Acoustics

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for balanced acoustical design by segment.
  2. Describe the fundamental properties of sound, and define acoustical terms and concepts.
  3. Interpret how different material selections influence the acoustic environment.
  4. Apply this knowledge to make informed product-specification choices.
  5. Understand and appreciate the value of a balanced acoustical environment.

This course is part of the Acoustics Academy

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This course is part of the Acoustics Academy

As architects and designers, we are all aware that people experience a building with human senses. While designs often pay the most attention to what we see, our sense of hearing is also directly impacted as soon as someone or something makes a sound in a building. If the quality of sound is not a factor considered in a design, then it can result in poor acoustic quality, distracting noise, or an irritating experience. Poor architectural acoustics can be annoying or distracting such that it can impede concentration, comprehension, confidentiality, healing, or learning. By contrast, good sound qualities can add drama, vibrancy, and energy, creating a useful, inspiring, and helpful experience.

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Originally published in December 2017