New World of Acoustics

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  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.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

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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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