Press Release – Amon Carter Museum – Backlit Translucent Acoustical System by Decoustics

Now in its 42nd year, CSC Building Expo is Canada’s best, longest running technical trade show for architects, designers, developers, engineers, facility managers, specification writers, and construction professionals. This free half-day trade show is the most time-efficient way to get up-to-date on products and services. Visit CertainTeed booth to explore various new product innovations and learn how we can find the right solution for your next project! Create opportunities, build relationships and attend 3 educational sessions to keep on top of design and construction trends.

  • Date: February 26, 2020
  • Time: 1-6pm
  • Location: MTCC Level 800, Exhibit Hall G
  • Price: $0 to walk the Tradeshow floor
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Custom High-Performance Solutions for Acoustic Artistry

This presentation will provide best practices related to specifying creative acoustic solutions for indoor environments. The presentation will begin with an outline on why acoustics are an important consideration and how noise and excessive sound can impact productivity, health and overall experience in an indoor environment.

Next, this presentation will explore the science of sound and how sound is measured. Also, material will be presented to show modern options in custom-engineered products that provide high performance and flexible acoustic design that offer both noise control solutions without sacrificing creative design and beauty.

Finally, this presentation will offer real-world case studies that demonstrate how common challenges can be resolved, and client goals can be achieved through knowledgeable and thoughtful custom-engineered acoustic solution selections.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how excessive sound and noise can negatively impact occupants and visitors in indoor environments.
  2. Describe how sound is measured and strategies for managing noise.
  3. List different types of acoustic solutions available today that offer both noise management and aesthetic design options.
  4. Discuss how high-performance ceiling and wall solutions contribute to industry standards and certifications.

Send your requests to: Ally James ally.james@saint-gobain.com

Designed by MMC Architects Decoustics’ Continuous Linear Wood ceiling at Devonshire Mall is made with natural Douglas Fir veneer, quarter cut, slip matched and custom stained to deliver a refined appearance. Planks are constructed from No-Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) materials and finished with specialized water-based low VOC clear lacquer. All wood materials are responsibly sourced and FSC® (020536) certified by NEPCon, bearing the marks of the Rainforest Alliance®. Linear wood planks vary in width to match the ceiling installation on the exterior, and are mounted on a slope creating a dramatic finishing effect inside the mall’s hallways and dining areas.

For additional photos please visit the project page: https://decoustics.com/projects/devonshire-mall/

Function inspires form with the building’s curvilinear layout and minimalist interior design. Architecture49 Inc. aimed to deliver a harmonious transition of the ceiling from the exterior of the building to the interior, carefully selecting products that helped mitigate noise inside and had no Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. Decoustics linear Cross Piece Grille finished in natural American Maple wood veneer was selected to cover the interior ceiling of this Golf Chalet.

Cross Piece Grille’s wooden blades are manufactured with No-Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) materials and don’t emit VOCs. Noises are bounced between blades and dissipate into the plenum thus improving the acoustics inside the chalet otherwise containing a lot of reflective surfaces. Blades are secured in place using dove tail assembly, which prevents them from being knocked over during maintenance and ensures perfect linear alignment throughout the entire ceiling. Additionally, all components are fire rated Class A and were delivered onsite fully-engineered and ready for installation, saving time and cost during construction.

The end result is a beautiful linear wood ceiling and warm wood aesthetic inside the chalet.

See more photos on the project page: https://decoustics.com/projects/golf-ile-de-soeurs-chalet-montreal-qc/