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8:00 – 8:30 am CST
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am CST
11:45 am – 12:45 pm CST
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:30 pm CST

Presented by
K. Anthony Hoover, FASA, INCE Bd. Cert

Fundamentals and Sound Outdoors
• Level in decibels, dB
• Frequency in Hertz, wavelength in feet
• Common descriptors – dBA, NC
• Response to sound – sound vs noise, speech, tones

Sound outdoors
• How sound propagates
• Barriers
Sound Indoors
Reflection and absorption
• Sound absorption and noise reduction coefficients (NRC)
• Reverberation
Speech intelligibility and sound quality
HVAC systems and background noise
Design and materials for sound control

Sound Transmission and Isolation
Practical techniques for controlling sound transfer
• Interior walls – sound transmission class (STC)
• Exterior walls – outdoor/indoor transmission class (OITC)
• Floors – impact insulation class (IIC)
• Ceilings for partial height walls – ceiling attenuation class (CAC)
Mechanical systems noise control
Design and materials for sound control

Providing Acoustical Comfort
Audibility, intelligibility, and privacy
Electronic sound systems
Several building types, and examples
Residential, schools, healthcare, public gathering, etc.
Codes and criteria overview
• ANSI S12.60 for schools

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU|HSW

Interior Designers
6.5 CE Hours

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education
hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 5554646), Indiana (License No. CE21655559), Maryland, New Jersey
(Approval No. 24GP55555655), North Carolina (S-5135), and North Dakota. HalfMoon
Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers
and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other
states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This course offers 6.5 continuing education hours to interior designers. HalfMoon
Education will not be seeking course approval in states that require preapproval. Refer to
specific state rules to determine eligibility.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).



K. Anthony Hoover

K. Anthony Hoover offers 38 years of acoustical consulting experience, serving as principal consultant on over 2,000 projects involving all building types and all areas of architectural acoustics. He has served as expert witness from Federal District Court to US Congressional Hearing. Mr. Hoover concurrently held faculty positions at Berklee College of Music and the Boston Architectural Center, and has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Wentworth, Northeastern, Emerson, and SCI-Arc, and for AIA, ASHRAE, AES, USITT, and others. He has served in many leadership positions, chaired numerous technical sessions on architectural and musical acoustics, written and/or contributed to several textbooks, and received numerous design awards for architectural acoustics.  He was honored with the 2019 Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting, conferred annually/jointly by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Architectural Acoustics – Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines design and construction strategies and techniques used to control sound and to enhance sound quality in structures. It covers material selection and construction techniques for interior walls, exterior walls, floors, and ceilings.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the science of sound, including level of decibels (dB), frequency in Hertz, wavelength in feet, common descriptors, and response to sound: sound versus noise, speech and tones.

Learning Objective 2:
Learner will be able to identify and describe factors that affect sound quality indoors, including reflection and absorption, HVAC systems and background noise, and design and construction materials.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able apply techniques for controlling sound transfer through interior walls, exterior walls, floors, ceilings, and they will be able to take measures to reduce noise from mechanical systems and using appropriate building maters and building design.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to provide acoustical comfort in structures with optimal audibility, intelligibility, and privacy; they will be able to evaluate appropriate electronical sound systems, and they will be able to distinguish the acoustic needs of residences, schools, healthcare facilities, and public gathering facilities.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/25/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.