AES New York 2007 Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am — 11:00 am
T5 - ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS, PART 1
Tony Hoover, McKay Conant Hoover, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA, USA
This tutorial emphasizes architectural acoustics consulting, which is the art of applying the science of sound in a timely, practical, and easily-understood manner. Three distinct areas are covered: sound isolation (airborne and structurborne), HVAC noise control, and surface treatments (absorption, reflection, and diffusion). The format has been used for decades in meetings and seminars, and for over 40 semesters at Berklee College of Music.
The objective is to provide an overview of fundamentals and terminology, bases for design decisions and evaluations, and confidence to navigate the oceans of information, misinformation, and propaganda about "acoustical" materials, products, and practices.
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