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Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
The acoustical quality of commercial spaces is impacted by many factors, and ensuring adequate speech reception and speech intelligibility is a common challenge. In this course, you will learn about basic metrics used in acoustic design and how specific architectural and acoustic parameters can be used during the design process. Through example, you will learn about the factors that lead to increased acoustical performance and comfort in commercial projects.
Eric Lambiaso, LEED AP BD+C, Eric is a senior associate and LEED AP architectural designer in Sasaki’s interiors group with expertise in all phases of design, from programming through construction administration. With over 20 years of experience as both a project manager and project architect, Eric has led several large commercial design teams. Eric also has a passion for sustainability and is involved in environmental endeavors both within Sasaki and the larger community.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also completed an International Design Program in Architecture at Ecoles D’Beaux Art Americaines de Fontainbleau. He has served as a member of the Programming Committee for CoreNet Global and is a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties.
Sean Browne is senior principal scientist for Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he leads the Armstrong Acoustics Program. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Sean holds engineering degrees from Florida State University and The University of Miami, and a patent for a power and signal distribution system (interior building spaces). He has been published in the journals of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America. Sean can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Develop a basic understanding of acoustic metrics.
- Describe the general acoustic performance goals of the projects presented in this course.
- State one acoustical challenge and its resolution presented in this course.
- Explain the value of a balanced acoustical design in commercial spaces.