Sound Control in Construction

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain practical knowledge of sound control and the many health and safety benefits it has for architects, builders, and occupants. It will discuss building code criteria and guidelines, including strategies to meet these requirement through various methods. By the end of this course, design professionals will be able to evaluate different sound control strategies and specify ones that best fit each project’s needs.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss how sound control can help reduce noise pollution, sleep disturbances, litigation costs and privacy issues for building occupants and owners
  2. Review building code criteria and guidelines including the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) to address sound control issues that affect building occupants
  3. Describe sound control strategies to alleviate noise-induced sound damage by utilizing mass, decoupling, absorption, acoustical sealant, and other design methods
  4. Examine sound control design methods for walls and floors using sustainable, mold-resistant fiberboards made from recycled materials
Provided By: 
Design Category: 
(13) Special Construction
Applicable Credits

This Course Is Included In Upcoming Events

13 - 13 Jul
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
2 GBCI General Hour
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
2 Aug
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 2 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
17 - 17 Aug
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
2 GBCI General Hour
12 - 12 Oct
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
2 GBCI General Hour

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