Acoustics & Health

Sponsored by Kirei USA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the technical aspects of sound including sound types, sound quality, measuring sound, and how sound relates to health, safety, and welfare.
  2. Define the properties of sound and acoustic performance such as transmission, reflection, diffusion and absorption and how to utilize those properties to design the perfect sound for the wellbeing of occupants.
  3. Discuss how sound interacts within buildings and how this affects occupant health including how to mitigate sound issues that arise from open concept and biophilic design.
  4. Identify specific applications for better sound quality and control in varying types of spaces to assure that the applications perform the intended purpose.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
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 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 can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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This course introduces the effects of sound on health, basics of sound properties, why sound matters in architecture and design and provides practical applications to mitigate noise and improve occupant experience.

 

Kirei USA Since 2003, Kirei has brought innovative, functional, responsibly sourced and visually interesting design materials to interior designers, architects and end users across North America.

 

Originally published in June 2018

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