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Noise Control Solutions: Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

This course is offered as an online class through AEC Daily or a scheduled webinar. (Online: Self-Paced)

Within building spaces, noise can be reduced by using materials or assemblies that isolate sound or mitigate it’s transmission. To do this, it is important to understand how sound moves through building materials and partitions and the impact of sound mitigation products. In this course, we look at the basics of sound as well as techniques and products to prevent sound transmission.

CEU Information:
Online Course: AIA/CES/HSW Learning units: 1.50
Live Face-to-Face Course: AIA/CES/HSW Learning units: 1.50. AIA/CES Info: Course# AEC1525
AIA approved course.
AEC Daily reports Learning Units on members’ behalf.

 


Better design through a deeper understanding of acoustic ratings

This course is offered as an online class through AEC Daily or a scheduled webinar. (Live: Face-to-Face / Webinar)

This course covers two widely used acoustic metrics, the STC and IIC ratings. Although these ratings are required by building codes and frequently used, they are still often poorly understood and there are many myths and misconceptions around their use. This course looks “under the hood” of the STC and IIC ratings to get a better understanding of what they are, how they work, and what they do and don’t tell us. Importantly, this course covers shortcomings of the STC and IIC ratings that if not understood can lead to poor designs for noise control. In that vein, this course also looks at two new acoustic ratings, HIIC and LIIC, that provide a better insight into the impact-noise reduction provided by floor/ceiling assemblies. Finally, the course uses the knowledge gained about ratings to discuss general methods of improving the acoustic performance of floor/ceiling assemblies.

CEU Information:
Live / Face-to-face / Webinar: AIA/CES/HSW Learning units: 1.00
Live Face-to-Face Course: AIA/CES/HSW Learning units: 1.00
AIA approved course.
AEC Daily reports Learning Units on members’ behalf.