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Acoustic Control In Multifamily Construction
One of the funny little truths in multi-family construction is that radically different performance variables often are – from a design perspective – practically inseparable. For example: Acoustic performance, pest control, odor control, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency – each an independent field of study in its own right – are in fact governed by remarkably similar principles with remarkably similar design implications.

This presentation reviews the small, realistic design adjustments that architects and builders can make at low (or no) additional cost that will disproportionately improve real-world in-service acoustic performance, with the added benefit of simultaneously improving fire safety, pest control, odor control, and energy efficiency. Design improvements are of no use unless they are properly implemented, and, with that in mind, this presentation also will identify some beneficial acoustic design approaches that, unfortunately, tend to be implemented incorrectly. I will explain why that is the case and propose realistic measures to make it more certain that good designs become good buildings.

Designed for architects, builders, contractors, code officials, and channel partners, this event will offer one (1) health, safety, and wellness (HSW) CE learning unit. If you are looking for AIA/CEU credits please be sure to include your AIA# on the registration page.

Aug 24, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Christine Williamson
Building Scientist @Building Science Fight Club
Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, builders and architects to remedy the problems. Her new construction consulting helps architects use building science not only to mitigate risk of failure, but also to help them make their projects as energy efficient as they are beautiful. She is the founder of the Instagram account @buildingsciencefightclub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction. She graduated from Princeton University and studied at Boston Architectural College before completing her Master of Architecture at NewSchool of Architecture & Design.