Our new “Designing Acoustic Ceilings for Healthcare Buildings” in-person course helps architects, interior designers and other design professionals learn more about creating attractive, effective, acoustic ceilings for health care facilities, while earning their professional development credits.
Participants are eligible to earn 1.0 Learning Units (LU) from the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). In addition to AIA/CES LUs, this new educational course from Rockfon is registered and approved by: the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), as well as in Canada by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), and meets the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) criteria.
About the course
“In this accredited course, we take a practical look at the five key challenges for acoustic ceilings in different types of health care facilities and the many interior spaces within them,” said Rockfon’s acoustic specialist Gary Madaras, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA.
Hospitals, medical offices, elder care facilities, pediatric facilities, pharmacies, and urgent care clinics are some of the health care building types represented in the course. Ceiling system components discussed in the presentation include acoustic stone wool ceiling panels, metal ceiling panels, and ceiling suspension systems.
Those who successfully complete the course will be able to:
- Recognize the challenges regarding effective acoustical and sustainable design that healthcare buildings face today, including acoustic safety, room atmosphere and indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Understand how designing health care spaces, while keeping in mind the people who occupy and work in them, leads to a better healing environment for the patients, a more productive one for the hospital staff and a more efficient one for caregivers
- Recognize the negative effects of noise, poor IAQ and anti-microbial chemicals can have on the well-being of occupants
- Apply what is learned about acoustical ceilings, holistically, to specific project designs