This course will examine how wood structures and finishings can help meet tenancy trends and the benefits wood provides to owners and occupants, such as aesthetics, high-performance and life safety. Two different types of wood structural systems are discussed, as are the qualities that make a building desirable. Case studies demonstrate how value was maximized and occupant well-being was optimized in wood structures.
- Examine factors affecting acoustic performance and review building types where optimal acoustics are important for occupant comfort
- Understand acoustical codes and standards and how acoustics are incorporated into green rating systems, including LEED v4 and the California Green Building Standards Code
- Identify how wood building systems can help meet acoustic requirements for optimal indoor environmental quality
- Review two case studies where integrating acoustic design, as well as numerous other sustainable features, was a high priority