Acoustical Wall Design

April 15, 2009

When designing a new education or healthcare facility, there are acoustical guidelines you need to follow from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

These organizations provide sound transmission class (STC) requirements for noise-sensitive rooms in education and healthcare facilities. These requirements from ANSI and the AIA focus on walls that perform at an STC of 50, which satisfies building-code requirements.

Here are your options for walls in these types of spaces …

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