Noise: Actionable Insights for Increasing Acoustic Comfort

Learn how these projects met the challenge of increasing acoustical comfort
 
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Presented by Sean Browne, David Cordell, and Bill Smith
 
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1 AIA LU; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamental properties of sound.
  2. Define acoustical terms and concepts explained in this course.
  3. Describe one acoustical challenge and its resolution presented in this course.
  4. Explain the value of a balanced acoustical design.

This course is part of the Acoustics Academy

This webinar is part of the Acoustics Academy

This webinar will focus on noise-control strategies and will also provide a brief review of the fundamental properties of sound and define acoustical terms and concepts. Presenters will then review several projects to highlight the acoustical challenges and solutions implemented to increase acoustic comfort in buildings.

Sean Browne, principal scientist, is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and will provide a basis for understanding by reviewing the fundamental properties of sound, as well as related terms and concepts.

David Cordell, associate principal and sustainability leader with Perkins+Will, will present the strategies used to design the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) new 8,500-square-foot headquarters in Washington, D.C. The project is the first in the world to achieve both LEED and WELL platinum-level certifications..

Bill Smith, project manager for the 20,000-square-foot addition to the One Campus Martius Building in Detroit, will discuss how designers implemented several systems to create and ensure acoustic excellence for any of the space’s various intended uses.

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Sean Browne

Sean Browne is senior principal scientist for Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he leads the Armstrong Acoustics Program. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Sean holds engineering degrees from Florida State University and The University of Miami and a patent for a power and signal distribution system (interior building spaces). He has been published in the journals of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America. Sean can be reached at sdbrowne@armstrongceilings.com.

David Cordell

David Cordell, associate principal, sustainability leader, Perkins+Will, has served as a designer on groundbreaking projects with a particular focus on interior environments and their interaction with occupant health and wellness as well as sustainability. He has worked on numerous LEED projects, several of which earned Platinum certification, and the American Society of Interior Designers HQ, the first project in the world to earn Platinum certification under the WELL Building Standard. David speaks and writes regularly on topics related to healthy interior environments.

Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a Project Manager at ROSSETTI. He has an extremely versatile skillset allowing him to work on a wide range of micro- to macro-project types. A registered architect, Bill has more than 20 years of experience on both sides of project teams, as an architect and project manager. His experience includes office buildings, restaurants, fitness centers, hotels, higher education, transportation, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and large sports and entertainment venues.

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