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  Sound Advice For Architectural Acoustics



Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces, both physiologically and psychologically. If it not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers.

Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics. Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most acoustic concerns can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes. 

Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can...

Crédits: 1.5 AIA HSW, 1.5 USGBC, + 1.5 AIBC Core LU + 1.5 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Durée: 1.5h


Commandité par: AFD Consulting (Paul Spite) Published: 11/02/2020

  Ethics and the Environment: Understanding an Architect's Intent, Process, and Impact on Others



The topic of ethics has never been more prevalent for today’s architects, especially in our obligation to the environment. With new data constantly published about the human toll on today’s world, the construction industry must take purposeful steps to not only reduce the environmental impact in the building process but also promote a sustainable design that will last for generations.

This one-hour presentation will:

Review the AIA Code of Ethics including the obligations to the environment.

Discuss how our intent, the design and building process, and all impacted stakeholders should be considered to meet our ethical obligations.

Address five key areas including energy, water, materials, ecosystem, and climate changes

Discuss the influences that affect our decisions. 

Crédits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 Ethics + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Durée: 1h


Commandité par: America Training Solutions Published: 06/26/2020

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