Acoustic and Aesthetic Suspended Ceiling Solutions Using Stone Wool

Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science Professionals all have a long history of specifying stone wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs.

Stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles demonstrate exceptional performance in areas such as noise reduction, fire resistance, humidity and sag resistance, mold and mildew resistance, all while enhancing indoor environmental quality. This presentation will discuss and explain in detail the origins of stone wool, as well as the key features and benefits of stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. The information will be supported by relevant industry standards and test results to ensure safety, performance, and quality.


4 Roles of Acoustic Ceilings in Buildings

Acoustic comfort is a core pillar of enhanced indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Many building design standards and guidelines have acoustic requirements to improve occupant health and wellbeing.

The ceiling over rooms is the most influential surface affecting acoustic comfort. This course reviews the four ways acoustic ceilings either absorb sound inside rooms, helps to prevent noise transmission between adjacent rooms or lessens noise from the building’s mechanical systems. The correct way to specify ceilings for each of these different roles is explained. The acoustic performance levels in the building design standards and how ceilings contribute to compliance are covered. Simply stated, this course is everything you need to know about selecting and specifying acoustic ceilings to achieve improved IEQ.


Designing with Metal Ceilings

Metal is one of the most durable and versatile materials on Earth. With infinite colors and woodgrains, and the ability to shape the material into various geometric forms, metal offers nearly unlimited design potential. Coupled with its ability to withstand rigorous conditions, metal emerges as an ideal choice for ceiling applications. Throughout this course, you will explore where metal comes from and discover how it can provide the flexibility and customizability needed to accentuate designs.


Ceiling Systems for High Performing Schools

The informed specification of ceiling systems can contribute to high speech intelligibility, minimal noise, a naturally lit environment, and good air quality. This leads to better behavior and an enhanced learning process.

This course demonstrates the importance of ceiling systems to a high-performing school, and therefore to the development of high-performing students, and to the well-being of educators and administrators.


Ceiling Systems for High Performing Healthcare Facilities

Few specifications could be as important as those for hospitals and healthcare facilities. The ceiling system plays an important part in the overall healthiness of the building, as well as the patients and staff.

In this course, you'll uncover the acoustic, infection control and sustainability impact of ceilings in healthcare spaces.


Stone Wool Acoustic Ceilings for Health & Well-Being

When designing interior spaces, design professionals must consider aesthetics, cost, and energy efficiency, but also how their choices impact the health and well-being of occupants. While this has been the case for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of designing healthy spaces.

This course will begin with a discussion of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and the elements which together can help support the health and well-being of building occupants. Next, the course will explore how interior finish choices can positively impact indoor air quality. Included will be a discussion of what products certifications the specifier should seek when selecting products with health and well-being in mind. The course will then touch on the importance of daylighting and acoustic control in maintaining a healthy interior. Finally, this course will review how interior finish choices can work together to create healthy, sustainable and beautiful spaces.


Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems

How do you design a ceiling system to withstand the forces of an earthquake? Find out in this Continuing Education Unit course.

This course will introduce you to designing buildings to the most current seismic codes, standards, and building requirements will confirm that all ceiling installations are taking into account and designing for seismic forces.