October 21st Chapter Meeting

Controlling and Isolating Sound in the Design and Construction Process
Controlling and isolating sound is tricky—without the correct tools, the right people, and the proper design, the results are often disastrous. Participants in this course will review the needs for creating sound isolated specialty spaces and discuss how much sound isolation is needed in varying circumstances. In addition, attendees will dive into the three tools of sound isolation—mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation and the role of each in the design and build process, while discussing the process of designing and constructing a specialty space. This course will also outline the benefits of working as a team with other trades to provide the client the expertise in bringing about a well-designed and functional space.

Learning Objectives:
- Define the importance of controlling sound.
- Define how much sound isolation is required in varying circumstances.
- List the three tools: mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation and the role of each.
- Outline design considerations related to the construction of specialty rooms.

Earn 1.0 Hour CEU/PDH HSW for New York State Architects & Engineers, AIA, and CSI.

Ellen Giuffrida is the Director of Special Projects for DSG Distributors and Digital Sales Group Metro, and is a CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Certified Outreach Instructor. Experience includes Marketing and Operations for Audio Video Invasion – a Pinnacle (Top 20 in North America) Control4 Integrator and Manager for Audio Command Systems, a CE Pro Top 100 Automation Integrator – one of the pioneers in the Integration Industry. Ellen has managed multiple high-end and high profile projects, and is working towards the goal of promoting industry-changing products and news to architects and builders to ensure cutting-edge technology is always an option presented to the end user.

Chapter meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM.
We meet at H2M architects + engineers, 538 Broad Hollow Road, 4th Floor East, Melville, NY 11747.
Our meetings are free. For those who don't have time to eat after work, we offer a buffet sandwich dinner for $10 per person.