The Sound of Silence on Steel Framing

This course will focus on the challenges associated with designing sound isolating partitions using steel framing. Design professionals will be equipped with the important factors affecting sound performance, why those details matter in achieving the desired results, and how to communicate those options clearly in their designs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the negative impacts of noise (unwanted sound) and explain how they impact the health and welfare of building occupants.
  2. Define sound transmission class and explain how STC ratings are used to determine acceptable levels of sound for occupants of different types of buildings.
  3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using common methods of sound isolation and the use of constrained layered damped gypsum panels in order to achieve less harmful levels of noise for people.
  4. Analyze various applications where constrained layered damped gypsum has been installed and explore the benefits to both the physical environment and the occupants that have been achieved as a result of using a product created to reduce noise.

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1 AIA LU/HSW

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