New Continuing Education Course Available: Sound-Mitigating Steel


Good acoustics is such a major issue among building occupants that a 2014 Associated Press article ranked noise as the No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in New York City. Similarly, an American Society of Interior Designers-commissioned study reported that 70 percent of surveyed office workers believe productivity would increase if office noise decreased. Although steel naturally acts as a conductor for sound, this course will look at how properly designing and detailing a steel framed building can ensure good acoustics.

Read Sound Mitigating Steel: How to detail structural steel systems for optimized acoustics and take the online test via Hanley Wood University.