Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems

How do you design a ceiling system to withstand the forces of an earthquake? Find out in this Continuing Education Unit course.

This course will introduce you to designing buildings to the most current seismic codes, standards, and building requirements will confirm that all ceiling installations are taking into account and designing for seismic forces.


Acoustic and Aesthetic Suspended Ceiling Solutions Using Stone Wool

Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science Professionals have a history of specifying Stone Wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs.

This presentation will explain the features and benefits of using Stone Wool acoustical ceiling tiles. There will be an introduction to acoustics along with acoustical challenges and resolutions in commercial buildings.


Optimized Acoustics in Buildings

Complying with stringent acoustic performance criteria in the standards, guidelines and building rating systems has become increasingly challenging.

Take this course to get access to actionable insight and advice toward achieving the required amount of noise control using high-performance, modular, acoustic ceilings.


Ceiling Systems for High Performing Schools

The informed specification of ceiling systems can contribute to high speech intelligibility, minimal noise, a naturally lit environment, and good air quality. This leads to better behavior and an enhanced learning process.

This course demonstrates the importance of ceiling systems to a high-performing school, and therefore to the development of high-performing students, and to the well-being of educators and administrators.


Ceiling Systems for High Performing Healthcare Facilities

Few specifications could be as important as those for hospitals and healthcare facilities. The ceiling system plays an important part in the overall healthiness of the building, as well as the patients and staff.

In this course, you'll uncover the acoustic, infection control and sustainability impact of ceilings in healthcare spaces.


Stone Wool Acoustic Ceilings for Health & Well-Being

When designing interior spaces, design professionals must consider aesthetics, cost, and energy efficiency, but also how their choices impact the health and well-being of occupants. While this has been the case for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of designing healthy spaces.

This course will begin with a discussion of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and the elements which together can help support the health and well-being of building occupants. Next, the course will explore how interior finish choices can positively impact indoor air quality. Included will be a discussion of what products certifications the specifier should seek when selecting products with health and well-being in mind. The course will then touch on the importance of daylighting and acoustic control in maintaining a healthy interior. Finally, this course will review how interior finish choices can work together to create healthy, sustainable and beautiful spaces.