This session will review the impact COVID-19 will have on building design and systems as it relates to acoustics, technology, and lighting design. Acoustically, the workplace will require redesigning. The current high-density hoteling of workers will not be accepted in the future due to social distancing. This will impact office acoustics as well as noise levels within restaurants.Over the last 3 months, the A/E industry has found that most of us can work from a laptop and if we have a high-speed connection, can work from home. We have been remotely doing that at client meetings and job sites for years. It is the actual production work that is more efficient on larger and multiple monitors that will create the challenge.
Given the varied use of educational facility spaces – from classrooms to kitchens to gymnasiums - the selection of proper floor and wall surfaces is a complex decision involving many environmental considerations. The right system protects your investment, the wrong system could result in costly repairs, damage to the building and its contents, possibly an early replacement, regulatory citation or disruption to students and faculty. During the presentation, the presenter will discuss the following learning objectives to get a better understanding of resinous floor and wall surfaces for educational facilities.
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
During this discussion, we will hear about relevant updates regarding the field of architecture in our state, including legislative and regulatory updates from David Crawford, as well as potential economic impacts of COVID-19. Catherine will cover updates relevant to licensure and the North Carolina Board of Architecture.