BC Housing – Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes

BC Housing is offering a 3-hour webinar on November 19, 2019 entitled Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes. This webinar focuses on reduction of noise levels related to building enclosure design and construction through material and assembly strategies in compliance with BC Building Code and health guidelines.

Event details
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – noon
Cost: $80
Location: Available online via a webinar, or in person at Brix Studio, 211 Columbia St #102, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5
CPD points: 3 

This three-hour webinar will examine site assessment for noise sources and provide strategies to reduce noise intrusion including:

  • Building enclosure design and construction to reduce community and traffic noise transmission into homes – including wood-frame exterior walls, window IGU selection and framing details
  • Noise control between units – through common walls and floors as well as practical strategies and construction details to create quiet spaces inside homes
  • Acoustics ratings such as STC, ASTC, IIC, FIIC to support selection of materials and assemblies to meet BC Building Code and health guidelines.

The webinar will provide opportunities for discussions on current issues facing homeowners, developers, designers, contractors and building officials such as increasing noise levels with mix-zoning developments and urban densification.