Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems

to take this course

From simply reconfiguring a room to completely changing how it is entered and exited, operable wall partition systems make rooms more efficient and maximize space by implementing superior technologies. Join us in this one-hour course as we go beyond the basics of operable partitions to address layout, operating clearances, panel construction, and acoustical elements. By the end of this course, design professionals will learn how these components work together to impact a project’s environment in term of health, well-being, and space management.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define operable wall systems and discuss how they can improve occupants’ wellbeing by implementing space flexibility and daylighting through various panel configurations
  2. Compare and contrast the different suspension systems available for use with operable partitions
  3. List the various types of acoustical seals that can be used with operable partitions in order to improve occupants’ health and wellbeing in multi-use spaces
  4. Identify safety considerations of operable partitions, including stopping electric partitions, protecting spaces from fire, and ensuring appropriate clearances
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(10) Specialties
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
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Delivery Format: 
Slide Show - No Audio
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion