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March Lunch & Learn: Optimized Acoustics

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Complying with the more stringent acoustic performance criteria in the standards, guidelines, and building rating systems has become more challenging in today’s predominantly larger and more open commercial interiors. This is in part due to trends towards more reflective floor materials, fewer walls, and an abundance of glass. Higher amounts of sound absorption are required to limit reverberation, increase speech intelligibility and prevent widespread noise disturbances. This presentation will educate designers on achieving the required amount of noise control using high-performance, modular, acoustic ceilings. In locations where transmission of noise from one room into another needs to be prevented, the use of ceilings alone as sound blockers, for example when the demising wall stops at the ceiling level, no longer complies with the standards, guidelines and rating systems. This presentation will educate designers on blocking sound using walls and lightweight plenum barriers so that their designs comply not only with user expectations, but also the higher sound isolation criteria in the acoustics standards and guidelines.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

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Presented in collaboration with Rockfon.


March 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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