Achieving optimal comfort requires focusing on design principles and selecting materials that address acoustics, indoor air quality, daylighting, cleanability and more — everything occupants see, hear, and feel. Some of the most significant contributors to the aesthetics and performance of interior spaces are ceilings and walls. Today’s architectural ceiling and wall solutions are sophisticated products that play an enormous role in occupant comfort. This course will explore how architects and designers can improve occupant health and well-being through the use of acoustic ceiling and wall systems in the built environment (more specifically in offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities, where people spend a great deal of time).
As open plenum design has become increasingly popular in public, office and even residential buildings, so has the need for seamless wall-to-ceiling transitions that complement its use - as well as address the challenges. Read about three projects which highlight the benefits, but also present challenges and solutions of seamless transitions.
The ceiling has become a canvas for architects and designers to use a growing palette of styles, colors, and textures to transform office, school, medical, hospitality, retail spaces and more. Perhaps there was a time the fifth wall was overlooked as a design element. No longer! Where is ceiling technology taking us, and how are architects responding to emerging trends and options? Find out more.
Modern open spaces create a unique set of challenges when it comes to acoustics, particularly because many new buildings are designed with open plans and open plenums. Fortunately, there are innovative acoustic systems on the market that are designed to integrate with open plenums that can help to overcome these challenges. This course will discuss customizable acoustical solutions for open plenum design, including baffles, beams, clouds, and acoustical wall panels, which are available in a variety of materials like metal, wood, fiberglass, and felt. The course will explore the importance of acoustical design and how these open plenum ceiling systems can transform a space aesthetically while maximizing acoustics.
SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings where acoustic management is needed.
Reduce noise transmission up to 90%! SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing mold resistant gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings.
Offer a healthier living environment. AirRenew Essential offers a cost-effective solution for healthier homes. It's the first gypsum board that actively cleans the air by removing formaldehyde found indoors.
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