Course Description

This presentation defines building code requirements and outlines acoustic principles in addition to discussing efficient means of acoustic insulation using multiple floor/ceiling assemblies for single and multi-family buildings. Noise transmission problems come mainly from the floor/ceiling assemblies  and through the party walls. The noise problems associated with these assemblies come mainly from the transmission of airborne or impact noises. These are all noises that, when the unit is poorly soundproofed, disrupt the comfort of occupants. 

Many residential units face noise problems that could easily have been avoided if more attention had been paid to building acoustics during the design and construction process. Acoustics is complex and using the right solution at the right place is the key to achieving required acoustic efficiency

Key learning components:

  • Basic acoustic principles and definitions
  • Impact and airborne sounds in single and multi-family buildings
  • Means of soundproofing single and multi-family buildings
  • The do’s and don’ts for acoustics in buildings (through case studies and examples).

Learning objectives (key take aways):

  1. Define general acoustics principles
  2. Demystify sound propagation of noise in different materials
  3. Demystify sound insulation of floor/ceiling assemblies
  4. Recognize the proper acoustic solution

Approved for CPD credits: 2.0 in Relevant Enactments
Note: If you have already taken this course in-person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Download the presenter slides and follow along

    • End of Course Knowledge Quiz

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Part 5

    • Knowledge Quiz

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

André Rioux, VP, Sales & Development AcoustiTECH a division of FINITEC GROUP

Since the creation of AcoustiTECH in 2000, Andre has been traveling all over Canada, the United States and the UAE to make presentations to groups of architects, project managers, general contractors, flooring contractors and more. Andre’s experience combined with the expertise of his team has resulted in AcoustiTECH being the number one reference in the field of acoustics for new and existing buildings. After over 15 years, Andre continues to enjoy meeting with professionals and collaborating in the success of their projects.