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Webinar: Balanced Building Acoustics

September 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Event Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Deadline to register: September 7, 2017

This presentation discusses the Science of Building Acoustics. It evaluates how Sound works and the objective of controlling noise within enclosed spaces to improve the comfort, productivity, and experience of the building occupants. Speech Intelligibility, Speech Privacy, and the Noise Control factors used to improve on those elements will be addressed. These factors include Noise Criteria, Noise Reduction Coefficient, Ceiling Attenuation Class, Sound Transmission Class, Back ground Noise and other factors that could have a positive or negative effect on noise control.

This seminar also addresses different ceiling substrates, and partition assemblies, that influence noise control within enclosed spaces. The goal is to improve comfort and productivity of the building occupants by designing and selecting the appropriate ceiling material to suit the intended building application.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the general principles of sound
Many formulations: Reverberation, Noise Reduction, Speech privacy, etc
The basic understanding of the types of acoustical values considered for projects and how to balance them for each project: ie: NRC, CAC & STC
Latest trends for acoustical ceiling design

Facilitating information to the A&D community is one of Bruce Gillham many strength. His experience in educational facilitation stems from conducting the CTR-Certified Technical Representative program for the Toronto Chapter of CSC-Construction Specification Canada for a period of five years. Bruce’s passion for education carried over to the CSC National Board of Directors of CSC leading to the role of president of CSC. Facilitating and sharing of industry information is necessary for all A&D members to learn and be able to grow in this industry. Bruce has been active in the A&D Community in Toronto for over 25 years with experience in the commercial flooring and ceiling product industries. He developed many relationships over these years.