Building Quiet Environments

UltraMedia , Inc. will present a class called Building Quiet Environments at METROCON10 on August 12 and 13, 2010.  Attending this hour-long class will earn attendees (which will consist of interior designers, builders, and architects) one Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

In today’s hectic and fast-paced world, homeowners need and want a space that is peaceful and tranquil—a quiet environment where they can relax and enjoy their home without noisy interruptions.  Our course, Building Quiet Environments outlines the fundamentals of sound control and gives examples of noise pollution affecting today’s society.  Participants will discuss key principles related to sound isolation and the “why, what, and how” of components associated with controlling sound.  Construction materials, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing considerations will also be discussed, while the participant is guided through the step-by-step process of building a media room.  Attendees will learn how to locate an Electronics Systems Contractor (ESC) (which is what we are) and what questions to ask when partnering with an ESC.

Course presenter (our employee), Brent Thomas, said, “I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned about managing sound in homes.  Each home presents a unique set of challenges with regard to sound.  But when designers, architects, and builders are aware of these challenges going into a project, they’ll find a variety of ways to manage it at each step along the building or remodeling process.”

Brent should present a great class.  He’s a semi-retired stand-up comic, and is bound to put his shine on the course material.  We’ll have about 90 attendees.  I’ve contacted our sound-control vendors, and have a wonderful array of examples—everything from ceiling suspension brackets to floor de-couplers, to sound dampening wall treatments. 

Please see www.kinetics.com  andwww.auralex.com for more information.