Posted February 3, 2014

American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System

Description: 
This program is designed to make architects aware of the need to consider acoustics. Attendees will become familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics and the principles of sound and also realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the psychological effects of interior acoustics.  Cover the effects that acoustics in a space can have on end users safety, productivity, learning ability, welfare or comfort.
  • Be aware of ADA, GSA, NFPA, and LEED requirements, codes, mandates and regulations regarding the safety issues tied to interior acoustics.
  • Be familiar with the principles of sound: Reverberation, Reflection, Absorption and NRC Ratings. Be educated on what can create a poor acoustic environment and how to innovatively avoid problems relating to acoustics.
  • Realize the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase of your projects for optimal results including aesthetics, increased occupant comfort and sustainable design.

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