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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
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Have you heard a great building lately? How someone experiences a building in these changing times relies on the experience of all their
senses including their sense of hearing. As soon as someone or something makes a sound, the acoustic design becomes evident. Poor architectural acoustics can negatively affect building occupants' concentration, comprehension, confidentiality, healing, and/or learning. By contrast, good sound qualities can add drama, vibrancy, and energy, enhancing the occupant experience. Join us to explore the many options available today that help architects design for acoustics without compromising their design vision.
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 email@example.com.
- Analyze and explore the fundamental principles related to interior acoustic design and their relationship to green buildings and sustainable design.
- Examine the traditional and new ceiling system options available to provide interior acoustic treatments that are both visually appealing as well as acoustically appropriate to the space use.
- Assess the various characteristics of acoustical ceilings that can contribute to green and sustainable building design.
- Recognize and identify the acoustic needs of different design applications and the attributes to look for including contributions to green building certifications.