Sound and Vibration
ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.6

Meeting Information

Orlando Meeting, January 2016

Sunday, January 24, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
SEMINAR 15 (INTERMEDIATE):  Acoustics in Multi-Family Residential Environments
Track: Modern Residential Systems
Sponsor: 02.06 Sound and Vibration Control
Chair: Chris Papadimos, Member, Papadimos Group, San Francisco, CA

Proper acoustics for multifamily residential projects are important to address and typically required for compliance with building codes. Achieving a suitable acoustic environment requires an integrated approach and encompasses various aspects of the design and construction process. This seminar covers the key focus areas, such as sound isolation from exterior to interior and between units, noise control for mechanical and plumbing systems, and includes case studies with lessons learned and the latest industry trends.
1. Plumbing Noise Control Essentials for Multi-Family Residences
Roman Wowk, Associate Member, Papadimos Group, San Rafael, CA
2. Sound Isolation Between Multi-Family Units
Matthew T. Murello, P.E., Member, Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Whippany, NJ
3. Using and Understanding AHRI 275: Application of Outdoor Equipment Sound Ratings
Erik Miller-Klein, P.E., Member, SSA Acoustics, LLP, Seattle, WA
4. Ensuring Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems Are Quiet
Jason Swan, Member, Sandy Brown Associates, LLP, London, United Kingdom

THIS DESIGN BUILD SESSION TAKES PLACE AT THE AHR EXPO AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER:
Tuesday, January 26, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
SEMINAR 56 (BASIC):  Avoiding Pesky Pitfalls Integrating Seismic and Sound Control
Track: Design Build
Sponsor: 02.07 Seismic and Wind Restraint Design, 7.02 HVAC&R Contractors and Design Build Firms, 02.06 Sound and Vibration Control
Chair: Monte Troutman, P.E., Member, Mechanical Systems, Inc. & Mechanical Solutions LLC., Owensboro, KY

This session presents the advantage of integrating seismic compliance and sound control early in the design build process. design of building systems for seismic, wind, sound and vibration control is generally delegated to some point later in the project. after all, it is not exactly essential to the design of the HVAC, controls, electrical or other systems. but what happens when this seemingly non-essential item is overlooked until late in the game? now the cost to meet code compliance and/or owner demands becomes more than budgeted. the speakers discuss how to avoid these pitfalls.
1. Taking the Evil Out of Necessary Evil of Design for Seismic Compliance
Robert E. Simmons, P.E., Member, PETRA SEISMIC DESIGN, Houston, TX
2. Preventing Sound and Vibration Problems
Jerry Lilly, P.E., Member, JGL Acoustics, Issaquah, WA
Sunday, January 24, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
SEMINAR 15 (INTERMEDIATE):  Acoustics in Multi-Family Residential Environments
Track: Modern Residential Systems
Sponsor: 02.06 Sound and Vibration Control
Chair: Chris Papadimos, Member, Papadimos Group, San Francisco, CA

Proper acoustics for multifamily residential projects are important to address and typically required for compliance with building codes. Achieving a suitable acoustic environment requires an integrated approach and encompasses various aspects of the design and construction process. This seminar covers the key focus areas, such as sound isolation from exterior to interior and between units, noise control for mechanical and plumbing systems, and includes case studies with lessons learned and the latest industry trends.
1. Plumbing Noise Control Essentials for Multi-Family Residences
Roman Wowk, Associate Member, Papadimos Group, San Rafael, CA
2. Sound Isolation Between Multi-Family Units
Matthew T. Murello, P.E., Member, Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Whippany, NJ
3. Using and Understanding AHRI 275: Application of Outdoor Equipment Sound Ratings
Erik Miller-Klein, P.E., Member, SSA Acoustics, LLP, Seattle, WA
4. Ensuring Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems Are Quiet
Jason Swan, Member, Sandy Brown Associates, LLP, London, United Kingdom

THIS DESIGN BUILD SESSION TAKES PLACE AT THE AHR EXPO AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER:
Tuesday, January 26, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
SEMINAR 56 (BASIC):  Avoiding Pesky Pitfalls Integrating Seismic and Sound Control
Track: Design Build
Sponsor: 02.07 Seismic and Wind Restraint Design, 7.02 HVAC&R Contractors and Design Build Firms, 02.06 Sound and Vibration Control
Chair: Monte Troutman, P.E., Member, Mechanical Systems, Inc. & Mechanical Solutions LLC., Owensboro, KY

This session presents the advantage of integrating seismic compliance and sound control early in the design build process. design of building systems for seismic, wind, sound and vibration control is generally delegated to some point later in the project. after all, it is not exactly essential to the design of the HVAC, controls, electrical or other systems. but what happens when this seemingly non-essential item is overlooked until late in the game? now the cost to meet code compliance and/or owner demands becomes more than budgeted. the speakers discuss how to avoid these pitfalls.
1. Taking the Evil Out of Necessary Evil of Design for Seismic Compliance
Robert E. Simmons, P.E., Member, PETRA SEISMIC DESIGN, Houston, TX
2. Preventing Sound and Vibration Problems
Jerry Lilly, P.E., Member, JGL Acoustics, Issaquah, WA

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