Right Flooring, Right Building

Selecting the best-fit acoustical flooring solutions for today’s diverse building portfolio
Sponsored by FloorFolio Industries
By Amanda Voss, MPP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the standards, ratings, and acronyms that apply to acoustical ratings and explain what impact those numbers have on the design of flooring in an actual space.
  2. Identify individual acoustic requirements and concerns in different Commercial building applications, including health care, education, multifamily, hospitality, and fitness.
  3. Select and set material and flooring specifications that will perform to meet the needs of each unique project and client.
  4. Define expectations for the full floor design team, including engineers, experts, installers, and product suppliers, to ensure project quality.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
PDH
1 PDH*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course may fulfill CIDQ’s certificate renewal requirements for continuing education. Jurisdicti
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course may fulfill CIDQ’s certificate renewal requirements for continuing education. Jurisdictional requirements may differ so if you reside/work in a regulated jurisdiction, please check with your regulatory board to ensure compliance with its continuing education requirements.
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Selecting the best-fit acoustical flooring solutions for today’s diverse building portfolio is an increasingly difficult challenge, as design professionals must navigate evolving standards and ratings, building use, and aesthetic selections. This course examines the standards, ratings, and acronyms that apply to acoustical ratings. It enables architects to understand and explain what impact those numbers have on the design of flooring in an actual space. Also discussed is how to identify individual acoustic requirements and concerns in different Commercial building applications, including health care, education, multifamily, hospitality, and fitness. Armed with an understanding of acoustic ratings, architects can now better select and set material and flooring specifications that will perform to meet the needs of each unique project and client. New product advances are examined. Finally, best practices to ensure project quality are discussed, including setting expectations for the full floor design team, including engineers, experts, installers, and product suppliers.

Right Flooring

 

FloorFolio Industries FloorFolio is an industry leading manufacturer of resilient luxury vinyl flooring and wall panels. We are dedicated to offering innovation and value with our quadruple patented EnviroQuiet, traditional glue-down LVT, Levitate magnetic LVT, Loose Lay, and peel-and-stick wall LVT.

 

Originally published in October 2020

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