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An experienced team for AIA and GBCI continuing education

  • BRC is an innovator in “green” acoustical design
  • We are an AIA registered provider for continuing education
  • We select presenters from our team based on their topical expertise
  • We deliver clear, useful, and practical design principles and concepts
  • We report members’ learning unit hours directly to the AIA/CES
  • Our presentations can be held at our offices or at client offices

As part of our commitment to serving as an experienced resource for the design community, we take great pride in delivering high-quality, clear presentations packed with useful and practical design principles and concepts.

U.S. Green Building Council

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AIA Seattle

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AIA Continuing Education

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BRC offers a wide range of continuing education presentations

  • Except where noted, all presentations are registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES)
  • All presentations (with the exception of Code Enforcement Issues) cover Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects as defined by the AIA
  • All presentations last 60 minutes and include a Q & A period
  • BRC is an AIA Seattle Corporate Allied Partner

Presentation Descriptions:

  • Acoustics for Green Design: This presentation addresses cost-effective acoustical design for compliance with LEED for Schools acoustic credits and prerequisites, discusses “green” acoustical materials for construction, and offers design solutions to coordinate green architecture with effective acoustical design. In addition, it identifies materials that not only contribute to acoustical performance, but support requirements for LEED® credits such as in New Construction, Healthcare, LEED for homes, and others.
    (AIA/CES Learning Unit Hours: 1.0 (Health, Safety, and Welfare & Sustainable Design LU Hours)
  • Architectural Acoustics: This presentation enables architects, engineers, and designers to recognize acoustical issues associated with various building uses, interpret acoustical performance data provided by materials manufacturers, and critically assess requirements for acoustical treatments. We discuss design factors and structural methods that enhance acoustical performance, and we relate them to acoustical treatments such as sound masking, sound isolation, sound system design, and finishes & furnishings. Acoustical considerations for specific types of buildings such as offices, schools, churches, theaters, and hospitals, are covered, as are any special subjects desired by our client. The presentation includes interactive demonstrations of sound properties and noise measuring equipment.
    (AIA/CES Learning Unit Hours: 1.0 (Health, Safety, and Welfare LU Hours)
  • Mechanical Noise Control: This presentation is principally an overview of the acoustical concerns related to building mechanical systems. It deals with the characteristics of HVAC installations, the location of mechanical rooms, vibration isolation of equipment, designs to minimize interference and annoyance from mechanical equipment, and measures available for dealing with existing mechanical noise problems. Discussion includes acoustical considerations associated with mechanical systems commonly found in offices and dwellings (e.g., HVAC, elevators, plumbing), as well as acoustical metrics for mechanical systems (NC, RC, dBA) and interpreting equipment noise data. (AIA/CES Learning Unit Hours: 1.0 (Health, Safety, and Welfare LU Hours)
  • Environmental Noise Control: This presentation deals with the general topic of environmental noise control, including airport noise, traffic noise, industrial noise (e.g., gravel pits and electrical substations), or rail noise, as well as associated building vibrations.,It may also be tailored for specific environmental noise issues if requested. Topics include the evaluation of baseline noise conditions, noise control legislation, criteria for evaluating environmental noise impacts, predictive models, noise contour mapping, practical methods of noise assessment, and noise mitigation measures.  
    (AIA/CES Learning Unit Hours: 1.0 (Health, Safety, and Welfare LU Hours)
  • Code Enforcement Issues: This presentation provides an overview of state and local code requirements pertaining to Community Noise and criteria for evaluating environmental noise impacts. Topics include: noise descriptors (e.g., A-weighted levels, octave band levels, and day-night noise levels), where and how measurements are made, standardization/non-standardization among jurisdictions, zoning, land use, and the relevance of measured values.
    (NOTE: Presentations dealing with locales outside the greater Seattle metropolitan area may require a charge for additional research.)

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