Breakfast and Check-in — 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
The Impact of Noise in Society and Typical High-Performance Solutions for Room Acoustic Applications — 9 AM – 10 AM
Matthew Bloom, BASF
By understanding the importance of good noise control, learners will be able to understand the link between acoustic control and health, well-being, learning and productivity. This course will describe different scenarios like healthcare facilities, schools and offices. The course will give you an insight into the different sound absorbing materials that can be used to improve room acoustics. In addition, we will discuss best practices using different solutions such as incorporating Melamine Foam as a sound absorbing material in different scenarios.
Low Voltage Communication Systems (Emergency and Non-Emergency) Integration into Buildings — 10:05 AM – 11:05 AM
Jan Stuchlik, AHA Consulting Engineers
This course provides architects with an introduction and detailed information on the three types of communication systems in high-rise buildings. Communication systems that occupants would use during non-emergency times and systems that emergency responders would use in the case of an emergency.
Architectural Acoustics Introduction — 11:10 AM – 12:10 PM
Jessica S. Clements, Newcomb & Boyd
Architectural acoustics and noise control can be confusing due to single-number ratings and multiple design goals. This presentation aims to clarify where these ratings come from, what they signify, and what designers should know while working with an acoustical consultant. The presentation will focus on the three main aspects of architectural acoustics, namely sound isolation, mechanical noise control, and acoustical finishes. Additionally, it will also cover the acoustical aspects of various sustainable design programs.
Lunch — 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Title TBA — 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
John Caliri, SLS Consulting
Electrical/Lighting Design Basics — 2:05 PM – 3:05 PM
Matthew B. Eason and Patrick, Newcomb & Boyd
Overview of lighting and lighting controls types and strategies for building interiors. Presentation will review common lighting terms, codes and standards, lighting controls types/technologies, the design process and various applications.