Hearing the Future

The role of stone wool acoustical tiles for innovative IEQ design
Sponsored by Rockfon
By Erika Fredrickson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of acoustics in IEQ design of office, healthcare, and learning spaces for occupant health, safety, and well-being.
  2. List some of the current standards with acoustical design requirements that help improve IEQ.
  3. Describe how stone wool acoustical panel can help achieve IEQ goals.
  4. Explain the way building operations and IEQ standards have changed the way offices, schools, and medical centers are designed.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
ICC
0.1 ICC credit
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) has become a gold standard for design. As people head back to the workplace, and schools and medical centers adjust to new standards for the health, safety, and well-being of their occupants, architects must stay on the cutting edge for specifying materials to achieve those designs. Acoustics is one important component of IEQ. This course will look at IEQ design through the lens of acoustics, focusing on learning environments, healthcare, and office spaces. It will feature stone wool acoustical panels as an example of achieving IEQ goals, meeting the latest high standards and guidelines and rising to the challenge of flexible spaces that provide health, safety, and well-being in innovative and high-performance ways.

Hearing Future

Photo Credits: Brandon Stengel, Farm Kid Studios, Inc

 

ROCKFON Rockfon provides customers with a complete ceiling system offering, combining stone wool ceiling panels with suspension grid systems, metal ceiling solutions, and now wood ceilings. Our products help create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Easy to install and durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire while making a constructive contribution toward a sustainable future.

 

Originally published in July 2022

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