TSA Technical Series | Acoustics: Design

The first of a two-part webinar exploring acoustic design. Part 1 will focus on the design fundamentals, from transmission to absorption to frequently encountered issues.

Hearing is one of our five senses—the ways we gather information about the world around us. So while it may not always be top of mind, it stands to reason that how a space sounds can have a significant impact on how we perceive a room or building. Given we spend 90% of our time indoors, acoustic design is fundamental in designing successful spaces. But what really makes up Acoustics in Design, and how do the different parts come together? What’s the difference between STC and NRC? And between sound absorption and sound diffusion? What are the acoustic requirements of legislation such as the Ontario Building Code?

In the first of this two-part lecture series, Amanda Robinson of Aercoustics Engineering Limited will present the fundamentals of acoustic design and answer these common questions. This lecture will cover the differences between sound transmission and sound absorption, frequent issues that occur with acoustic design, and some key case studies that showcase acoustics in practice.

This lecture will be followed by TSA Tech Lecture | Acoustics: Construction, where the Aercoustics team will build upon the information from this session and outline some construction-specific pitfalls and issues that can arise on your sites, using real-life examples.



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.

Register Here

When Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Where Online via Zoom

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


Amanda Robinson
VP Architectural Acoustics
Aercoustics Engineering Limited

Program Sponsor