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Course Description: AEC Daily: Noise Control for Floor-Ceiling Assemblies
The demand for noise control is increasing due to a growing population, greater expectations of sound privacy, and an increasing awareness of the harmful effects of noise pollution. Noise control is a key component of design because it affects occupant privacy and well-being. This course reviews the design of floor-ceiling assemblies to improve acoustics and occupant wellness.
Discuss the importance of noise control and the harm caused by noise pollution.
Define the acoustic rating systems used to measure noise reduction.
Explore the different types of acoustic floor underlayments available in the industry and their role in reducing noise pollution and creating safe, quiet environments.
Identify elements that go into acoustic ceiling assemblies.
Examine applications for noise-controlling floor-ceiling assemblies and their contribution to occupant well-being.