ATAS Introduces New AIA Approved Educational Course on Acoustics

May 1, 2019

As a long-time AIA Continuing Education Provider, ATAS International, Inc. is proud to offer a new AIA approved course, titled “Basic Room Acoustics and Sound Control Using Metal Panels”.  It is approved for 1 LU/HSW and is offered in person upon request.  This course explains the history and science of acoustics, and how sound travels and reacts in certain environments.  Measurement of noise and sound control options are also explored

The learning objectives for this new course include:

  • Define sound and its physical properties, and identify how sound travels and interacts through a typical space.
  • Examine the history of architectural acoustics, and utilize Wallace Sabine’s formula to convert Sabins in order to meet a specific area’s need for acoustical sound control.
  • Understand Noise Reduction Coefficients (NRC), Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC), Sound Transmission Class (STC), and how each helps in acoustical sound control.
  • Demonstrate placement and alternative spaces to provide acoustical treatment within a given space.

Kevin Cox, ATAS’ Director of Interior Business Development, has extensive knowledge of exterior and interior wall construction, as well as interior ceilings and room acoustics.  He will be presenting this course throughout the country, in addition to our team of product representatives and channel managers.

Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “We are pleased to expand our AIA approved course offering.  A portion of ATAS’ quality policy is focused on education; not only for our own employees, but also for the industry in general.  Helping to educate architects, specifiers, engineers, contractors, distributors, facility managers, and building owners will increase awareness of potential product application and performance, resulting in a higher quality building.”