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Acoustic Solutions for the Design-minded

Presented by Acoustic Blinds

Acoustic Solutions for the Design-minded

Session Synopsis

While good acoustic design is important in all types of indoor settings – and critical in spaces like classrooms and recording studios – too often it is not given the attention it requires. It is generally ignored during the design and planning phases of projects.

At the same time, the clean lines and hard surfaces associated with a lot of modern architecture tend to produce poor acoustic environments; spaces in which noise builds up, sound becomes muddied and speech becomes difficult to understand.

How are architects to navigate this tension between design and acoustics? And what are the best ways to control sound, without detracting from the aesthetic and functional features of a building?

This session provides answers to these questions. Concentrating on the concept of sound absorption, it explains how acoustic blinds and curtains can help meet the acoustic challenges of building design.

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Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to –

  • Define the phenomenon of ‘sound’ and explain how and why it decreases.
  • Explain the difference between what is commonly referred to as ‘noise reduction’ and ‘sound absorption’.
  • Identify the negative consequences of poor sound absorption, particularly in work and learning environments.
  • Outline the regulations surrounding acoustics as they relate to architects and designers.
  • Outline the effectiveness of acoustic curtains and blinds in terms of sound absorption and improved acoustic design.

(PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PC24, PC28, PC33; DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION PC46)

CPD Documents:

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Presenters

Cameron West, Director, Acoustic Blinds & Curtains

Cameron is the a Director of Acoustic Blinds and Curtains – THE brand for Acoustic Blinds and Curtains in Australia – with an industry leading range of acoustic fabrics and a custom noise reduction solution. Cameron has a Bachelor in Applied Sciences from Sydney University and over 15 years experience in digital and marketing. Cameron’s focus is Acoustic Blinds and Curtains product development – and is currently studying Acoustics at UNSW.

Michael Phillips, Director, MP Acoustics

Michael is a qualified Member of the Australian Acoustical Society Acoustic Engineer with experience spanning across projects of all scopes and disciplines specialising in Architectural & Building Acoustics, Environmental Acoustics, Product Research, Development & Design and Corporate Training.

As a leading Acoustical Product Expert Michael has led and conducted research in supporting several prominent local Australian manufacturers in improving their Acoustical Systems, educating on product knowledge and developing appropriate Technical Data Sheets. 

Michael is also an experienced and practicing Architectural Acoustics Lecturer, which allows him to be continual exposure to both the latest professional and academic practices. This allows him to be uniquely positioned to apply proven Acoustical Engineering methods, as well as, the latest in theoretical Acoustic Modelling Technologies.

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