TSA Technical Series | Acoustics: Construction

Good acoustic design is important in creating comfortable and healthy spaces—but design is only half the battle! Once the plans leave the drawing board, designs can lose their acoustic integrity when they go through the real-life construction process. Every element and how they come together plays a role in a space’s acoustical characteristics, so it is important that they are assembled as originally planned to make sure the initial acoustic goals are achieved. How we get there though is the real challenge.

In Part 2 of this lecture series, Kiyoshi Kuroiwa of Aercoustics Engineering Limited will build on the fundamentals of acoustic design learned in Part 1, and outline some construction-specific pitfalls and issues that can arise on sites using real-life examples. Together, we’ll dispel acoustic misconceptions, review best practices in documentation, and discuss the importance of detailing and coordination with contractors to help maintain the acoustic integrity of your designs. This lecture will link acoustic design and construction together, to make sure your spaces sound as great as they look!

A recording of Part 1 of this lecture series, TSA Tech Lecture | Acoustics: Design, is available for TSA Members in our Past Lectures Library.


TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in the TSA Bulletin and on your Member Dashboard! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

OAA MEMBERS: This lecture is eligible for 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour. When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

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When Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Where Online via Zoom

Cost $15+HST General Admission, FREE for TSA Members!

CEUs 1 Structured Learning Hour


Kiyoshi Kuroiwa
Chapter Chair
Construction Specifications Canada

Program Sponsor