In this course, we will examine what we do know about this ubiquitous, ever-present, radioactive gas, why more and more, it tends to accumulate in our buildings, the danger that represents to the health of occupants and what exactly can be done to lower our increasing risk.
- Recognize and understand terminology and principles governing how sound is generated, moves through matter and is modified by material selection.
- Identify basic design practices for effectively controlling; the transfer of harmful sound between exterior and interior spaces, noise transfer from interior space to adjacent spaces, and the reverberation of sound generated within spaces.
- Explain recommended best practices for building types where poor acoustics directly impact productivity and health of the users, for whom the spaces were constructed
- Learn about regulations and guidelines that either are, or may become law, underscoring a need for competency in acoustic design, before legislatures make designing for noise control mandatory.
Hours: 1 LU/HSW hours