Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits are vital to architects in their continuing education and to safeguarding the public, which is why they are required by the AIA to maintain a license. While some states vary on their requirements, AIA Architect members are required to complete 18 Learning Units (LUs) from registered AIA/CES providers – 12 of those must be in the topic area of Health Safety and Welfare (HSW).
To assist our community of architects in this task, Acoustics First® has completed the requirements to administer the AIA/CES approved HSW course “Architectural Acoustics” – developed by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics (TCAA) within the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) – http://www.tcaaasa.org.
Being active in the ASA and the AIA, Acoustics First® is proud to support the continuing education of AIA Architect members in the field of acoustics.
For more information, stop by the Acoustics First® Booth (#425), or the Region of Virginias Breakfast at the New York Hilton Midtown (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) on Friday and speak with Jim DeGrandis. Alternately, you can request more information from email@example.com or call Acoustics First® toll free at (888) 765-2900.
This month, Acoustics First® is pleased to announce the return of the Sonora® Sound Shim™!
The new version of this product features a simplified construction, a higher NRC and increased low-end absorption. These tapered ‘wedge’ panels are a great alternative for those looking to add some architectural panache, while simultaneously helping to control those troublesome ‘bass’ frequencies. Sound Shims™ are a particularly good option for spaces such as auditoriums and theaters. Available in sizes up to 4’ x 8’.
Back in the summer of 2015 we had a good time stuffing a bunch of our Model D Art Diffusors® into an empty storage closet and making a bunch of racket. The results were recorded, with the help of our friend Binaural Bob and the resulting data provided some interesting insights.
Well, Binaural Bob is back! This time we had a larger room than before (10’x9’x8’), and experimented with wider variety of sounds and treatment options. While this is obviously not the same as a controlled laboratory test, it does have a certain ‘real world’ flavor that’s relatable.
For best results, turn off any compression/effects and listen on headphones.
Reference Sounds played through speaker
Ye Olde Balloon Pop Test! (Calibrated 12″ Shiny Red Latex Party Balloons!)
WARNING! BALLOONS ARE LOUD – TURN IT DOWN!
Acoustics First® is pleased to announce that our Sound Channels® wall fabric is now available in eight new colors! Just in time for Spring!
Remember, Sound Channels® and Blockaid® Viny Sound Barrier make an excellent combo for treating existing walls. You can block unwanted sound, while improving speech intelligibility and give your room a jazzy new look all at the same time!
Here’s an array of our Sonora® Acoustical Wall Panels installed on an office wall. You may notice that the colors here really pop! That’s the Guilford of Maine® Whisper line. Whisper is an excellent fabric choice for Sonora panels if you’re looking for something a little more Vivid. You can add some visual life to your space, while taming it acoustically. Over 20 colors available.