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WEBINAR – Urban Acoustics
October 23, 2013 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern
As with any issue of building performance, the acoustics of a mixed-use wood-frame structure can be designed to meet or far exceed minimal requirements. It is the responsibility of the design team to determine acoustical expectations for the project and meet them within the available budget. Through the use of case studies, this fast-paced, interactive session will explore how multi-story wood systems can be used to meet acoustical privacy goals. Discussion will focus on the detailing and construction of units, and how consideration of the construction process can help keep acoustical costs down. With the objective of providing implementable solutions, the session will include construction details and photos showing what has and hasn’t worked in actual buildings.
Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, CTS-I, CTS-D
Principal Consultant with Thorburn Associates, Steve enjoys helping others understand the principals of acoustics and audiovisual technology. His dual degrees in electrical engineering and technical theatre give him a balanced left brain/right brain approach to project solutions. In addition to experience on more than 2,800 projects, he is an author and teacher, a past INFOCOMM Educator of the Year, and recipient of two International Communications Industries Association Facility Design Awards. He routinely speaks and writes for the AEC industry on acoustical issues.
Check back a week before the event to download a copy of the presentation.
WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).
Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.
Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.
If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.
- Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
- Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
- WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.