Designing with Laminated Glass for Sound Control

Designing with Laminated Glass for Sound Control

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Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Designing for sound reduction. Modern building designing designs emphasize liberal use of glass. Meanwhile, building owners and occupants demand comfort- including reduced ambient noise. However, sounds transmittance can be significant through glazing made with ordinary glass. This is especially a challenge for designers and engineers developing urban products along highways, railroads, and airports. The answer is not less glass but new materials with proven sound-damping performance. Increasingly, laminated glass manufactured with architectural tri-layer acoustic PVB inter-layers have proven to be a viable solution. The dual problem of retaining architectural integrity while simultaneously providing the most practical, effective form of sound control available in glazing systems can now be answered with a single product.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify architectural trends of acoustics
  2. Compare and contrast the characteristics of acoustic glazing to other glazing materials
  3. Explain acoustic test methods
  4. Analyze design considerations and other benefits of acoustic glazing
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AIA Course Number: 
WEA12A