Wood Works! BC


Wood Works! BC

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 2020 Aug 12
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00



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2020 Aug 12


11:00 - 12:00

Mass Timber Acoustics & Applications -PART 2

Course Number: 2020AIACS006 Credit: 1 AIA LU

PART 2 – Standards, Connection Details and implications on Sound Transmission & the Flank Sound Project

Description: CLT structures have become widely employed for multi-storey buildings and are often characterized by the presence of many different typologies of connection systems. As far as it concerns static properties and technology development, CLT constructions have reached very encouraging levels of detail, providing countless solutions and refined calculation methods. On the other side, the acoustic properties of such structures are being investigated only recently. Timber constructions, as all lightweight structures, tend to show insulation problems at low frequencies, in particular as it concerns impact sounds and the structural transmission of the vibration of the construction elements. Rothoblaas is in collaboration with the University of Bologna, involved a measurement campaign aimed at investigating the flanking transmission of different connection systems for CLT panels. The presentation address the issue of static-acoustic interaction and of the importance of paying attention to details.

Learning Objectives:

  • Flanking transmission in wooden buildings
  • Interaction of static and acoustics
  • Understanding the importance of choosing appropriate solution for acoustics
  • How installation influences the acoustics

Presenter: Paola Brugnara, Technical Consultant, Rothoblass

Paola Brugnara is Product Engineer at Rothoblaas for the waterproofing and acoustic line.  Rothoblaas is a multinational company located in Südtirol (Italy) that offers innovative solutions for wood construction. After graduation in Architectural and Construction Engineering by University of Trento, her experience has included working as an architect at Chapman Taylor in Madrid where she participated in the design of significant international projects from concept to detail design. She has also worked in Italy with Grupo Las Rosas Internacional, where she assumed responsibility for construction sites around the country. Her interest in sustainable architecture and energy efficiency in buildings, has led her to Italy again and to Rothoblaas, a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions in the wood construction sector. As product engineer, Ms. Brugnara focuses on energy saving, green building, environmental comfort and acoustics and also collaborates in scientific research and development of products for airtightness and sound insulation at the structural level.

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