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Designing for Better Sound, Building for a Better Future

ESD experts offer architects a continuing education class designed to provide a better understanding of acoustics principles and their application to LEED requirements.

The hour-long program is available to interested individuals and organizations and counts toward AIA continuing education credits. The session is geared toward architects to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, with a specific emphasis on the requirements of LEED certification.

This presentation will delve into the crucial aspects of acoustics such as Sound Transmission Class (STC), Background Noise (NC), Reverberation Time (RT), and privacy and clarity metrics.

ESD Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton says the program is designed to equip architects with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about acoustics in building design. Other learning objectives include:

  • Defining key acoustics terminology including Acoustical Isolation, Background Noise, and Reverberation
  • Designing for privacy and speech clarity
  • Highlighting the different acoustics requirements in LEED for general construction, healthcare, and education

By the end of this presentation, architects will have a clear understanding of the critical role acoustics play in building design and the impact acoustics have on a building’s performance. They will also have a solid grasp of the importance of considering acoustics when designing or retrofitting a building. In addition, they will be equipped with the tools they need to ensure that their buildings meet the highest standards of acoustical performance. This presentation is an essential resource for architects who want to stay ahead of the curve and design buildings that are acoustically superior.

Scott Hamilton is an active member of various professional organizations and freely shares his knowledge and expertise while also demonstrating his commitment to ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

 Contact the Acoustics group for more information on how to arrange an Acoustics 101 and LEED program for your organization.

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