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Acoustics 2

19m 42s

In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Planning and Design Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PPD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the generation or evaluation of design alternatives that synthesize environmental, cultural, behavioral, technical and economic issues.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam including design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations. 

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You might have a situation where I have one house, and the second floor is part of the same house, as the first floor, so it'd be nice to deaden the sound between those spaces, in case I have somebody sleeping on the second floor and people having a dinner party on the first floor or something, but at least it's the same house, you have sort of more control over the situation, but if I live in an apartment building, or an old loft building that's been turned into apartments, and I have one set of units on one floor and a different set of units on another, that sound transmission, either through the impact, or just the regular sound transmission moving from one space to another, that's a big deal, right, that's peoples' lived getting interrupted, because these people may work at night, and these people work during the day, and they're moving around at the wrong times for each other, like how do you deal with that as an architect? How do you make that sort of livable for everybody, what are the sort of planning aspects that you would need to start thinking about? So, understanding the program and how the program would be impacted by these acoustic situations, and then understanding how we start to define the specifics of these acoustic situations, would be kind of what we're talking about here, so we're using the STC ratings, we're using the NRC ratings to sort of make sort of decisions about kind of what assemblies we're thinking about, and sort of the general way we're kind of approaching this, but we're also thinking about, you know, what is the space?

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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep

Duration: 31h

Author: Mike Newman