Acoustics in Architecture – A Master Class

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Acoustics in Architecture – A Master Class

May 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*1 HSW*
Registration is REQUIRED by May 28 at 10 AM: event website found in “Details” below.
Presented by Steven J. Thorburn with Thorburn Associates

This program explores the ways that acoustics can impact our built environment. After a brief review on acoustics terms, the session looks at various concerns clients have raised including:

  • Restaurant acoustics
  • IIC and STC in mixed use and multi-family housing
  • Conference room acoustics and glazing options
  • Mechanical noise control
  • How to treat spaces acoustically with our newer, flexible, collaborative, more open space plans
  • Acoustics in healthcare

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe impact of background noise on speech and privacy
  • Participants will discuss acoustical importance of absorptive materials
  • Participants will describe impact of wall and ceiling construction on acoustics
  • Participants will list requirements for environmental noise, background noise, speech privacy and sound isolation