Upcoming CEU Course:

LISTEN UP! THE KIDS CAN’T HEAR YOU:
Improving Soundscapes In Educational Spaces With PET Felt
Thursday, December 9th at 1:00pm CST

Acoustics & The Modern Human: Sound Elements as Part of a Biophilic Design

Course Description

Rapidly changing trends in our society, such as urbanization and modern lifestyle, have resulted in isolation of humans from our experiences within nature. Early research has shown that psychological effects of biophilic design on noise perception have a significant influence in the well-being and health such as focus, information retention, productivity and creativity. In this course, we will identify these potential problems and the effects of them; as well as outline different corrective actions to mitigate/lessen the issues.

CEU Information:
Online Course: AIA/HSW Learning units:1.00
Live Face-to-Face Course: AIA/HSW Learning units:1.00

AIA & IDCEC approved course.
AEC Daily reports Learning Units on members’ behalf.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the positive and negative physiological and psychological effects of different sound-scapes on humans.
  • Understand cognitive limitation caused by different sound environments.
  • Understand the impact of sound environment on productivity and creativity.
  • Be able to  identify corrective actions available to us to improve the environment’s soundscape.

LISTEN UP! THE KIDS CAN’T HEAR YOU:
Improving Soundscapes in Educational Spaces with PET Felt

Course Description

Undesirable acoustics in educational spaces have long been considered averse to our goals to effectively teach, create, collaborate, listen, and learn. Now, in the wake of implementing pandemic protocols, our acoustic comfort in these spaces is greatly challenged. This course examines the impacts of poor soundscapes in educational facilities and introduces innovative solutions for improving acoustics in these areas while keeping us comfortable and safe from exposure to emerging viruses.

CEU Information:
Online Course: AIA/HSW Learning units:1.25
Live Face-to-Face Course: AIA/HSW Learning units:1.00

AIA & IDCEC approved course.
AEC Daily reports Learning Units on members’ behalf.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the factors that affect our acoustic experience in a space and explain why noise distracts us and impacts our health, behavior, comfort, and emotions
  • Evaluate the performance attributes of PET felt and demonstrate how its versatility offers an aesthetic as well as sound absorption solution
  • Identify design strategies using PET felt to facilitate acoustic comfort in teaching and learning environments
  • Discuss how protective coverings and social distancing can make hearing and speech clarity more difficult in educational spaces
  • Discuss how an installation of PET felt can help with communication challenges, defining space parameters, and hygiene practices in learning spaces in a post-pandemic world