How to Specify Seamless Acoustical Ceilings

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 12pm ET

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In the past, when architects designed ceilings, they have contended with the fact that they can achieve either a smooth, monolithic drywall aesthetic or excellent acoustics, but not both. One solution has been acoustical plaster systems, which have excellent acoustics and beautiful aesthetics, but they are expensive. Now a new acoustical drywall alternative offers a solution for spaces that require acoustics and need a drywall look at a lower cost. This course offers a look at the evolution of seamless acoustic and drywall ceiling solutions and provides concrete information on how this new technology benefits the occupant’s well-being.  

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the challenges for architects to strike a balance between aesthetics, cost, and acoustic performance for the well-being of the occupant 
  • Understand the evolution and current options for smooth ceilings that improve acoustic performance 
  • Compare performance, cost, and installation methods of seamless acoustical ceilings to ensure a healthy environment for occupants 
  • Describe common misperceptions associated with seamless acoustical ceiling products 

This free course is brought to you through a partnership with Armstrong. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Armstrong.

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  • Gordon Ramsay


    National Sales and Marketing Manager | Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions – AcoustiBuilt 

    Gordon has enjoyed more than 30 years working in the building products industry, collaborating with...