August 12, 2020 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CT)
Noise control in buildings such as apartments, schools, and offices plays an important role in tenant satisfaction. Selecting an effective wall or floor/ceiling assembly is important—and necessary for proper design—but it’s just one of several considerations. Covering both light wood-frame and mass timber structures, this presentation will provide a top to bottom approach to achieving sound acoustical performance. Topics will include code requirements and owner expectations, tested assemblies vs. calculated performance, exterior noise, interior noise reverberation, structural and fire-resistance related components, detailing to avoid flanking paths, and installation best practices.
Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks
Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration. Ricky is Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont, and a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design.
10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern