What impact can you as the designer bring to a classroom setting given that you are not going to be teaching? One of the things you potentially bring is the ability to impact the environmental acoustical value of the space.
The 21st C classroom is a more diverse place than ever before. With the mainstreaming of children with learning disabilities, physical challenges and language barrier issues, it is more important than ever to have an acoustically efficient environment. To create a design which does not addresses the lowest common denominator just seems wrong.
On Wednesday, November 12 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET CertainTeed will conduct a Classroom Acoustics Webinar followed by a panel discussion that will explore, in depth, the challenges of educational space design. Attendees will learn:
- Why Acoustics Matter
- Fundamentals of Sound and Acoustics
- Understanding the Primary Acoustic Problems in Schools
- Background Noise
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Classroom Acoustics and LEED
- Challengers and Solutions through Academic Research
Robert Marshall, Manager for Marketing Technical Services for CertainTeed Ceilings, has spent a career working with acoustical ceilings as a private contractor and now in the manufacturing sector. He will share his vast knowledge on this subject and will also participate in a panel discussion lead by Mark Fowler, Editorial Director, Walls & Ceilings. Also on the panel will be:
- Christopher Pollock, PE, CTS, LEED AL BD+C – Partner, DC Regional Director, Cerami & Associates
- Edward Dugger, AIA, ASA, NCAS, INCE – Senior Acoustical Consultant, Edward Dugger & Associates
- Alana F. Dunoff – Associate Adjunct Professor of Facilities, Tyler School of Architecture\Temple University
- Dawn R. Schuette, FAIA, LEED AP – Partner, Threshold Acoustics
You can sign-up for this webinar/panel discussion right here. We look forward to having you join in this great discussion.