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Architectural Acoustics (ABC)- CEU Presented By Soft dB

November 1

In need of more CEU credits? Soft dB presents a CEU about architectural acoustics. Please see below for more information.

Understanding Sound Masking Technology for Different Types of Workspaces

Accredited by: AIA/HSW Credit: 1 LU (1.0 hour) IDCEC and NARI Credit: 0.1 (1.0 hour)

You can’t cancel office noise. But you can drown it out with better sound.

In this course, you’ll learn how sound masking is one of the most cost-effective methods of creating office environments that promote both productivity and well-being, through achieving the perfect balance between employees’ need for privacy, concentration, and acoustic comfort.

Firstly, you’ll understand why conversations are so easily overheard in most of today’s office spaces and how architectural acoustic design plays a vital role in controlling the transmission of sound within open and closed floor plans. Then, you will learn how sound masking is scientifically proven to enhance performance and wellness of employees by increasing speech privacy and significantly reducing common office distractions.

At last, you will learn how to specify and choose the right sound masking system, so as to easily implement it in different work environments, regardless of office size and layout.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic science behind sound, and how it impacts the health, wellness, focus and productivity of office workers.
  • Understand the concept of sound masking and the concrete benefits this technology can bring to any office work environment.
  • Become comfortable with the key aspects of specifying a sound masking system as well as calculating the costs and return on investment.
  • Understand how sound masking improves the acoustics of Green Buildings without compromising their core virtues and aesthetics.