More Than Just an R-Value: Acoustics in Commercial Buildings

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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Commercial stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life cycles and enhance occupant comfort, and are designed to make construction faster and easier. This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced and will discuss some introductory terminology and concepts as they relate to sound and acoustics in the building envelope. We will examine current codes and standards provisions for acoustics in the United States and finally, we will discuss techniques and considerations that can be used when designing exterior wall and roof assemblies and interior wall systems for sound acoustic performance.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand common terminology and concepts as they relate to acoustics
  2. Understand principles for designing high-performance acoustic assemblies as well as leave with some example combinations of materials for both walls and roofs designed specifically for the acoustics
  3. Examine the acoustical benefits of stone wool versus other insulation materials in roofing and wall applications.
  4. Discuss the acoustic codes and standards that are currently in place in the USA with specificity on occupant comfort in commercial

Photo: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Technical faculty in Odense, Denmark, Rockwool

Date and time

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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