Philadelphia, PA,
18:00 PM

Upcoming CEU Course and Expert Panel Hosted by CertainTeed Ceilings to Offer Strategies for Maximizing Acoustics in the Modern Office


Free webinar will focus on the science behind workplace acoustics and its role in employee performance, retention and well-being

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Architects and designers are invited to join a new online CEU course from CertainTeed Ceilings on creating productive office spaces through sound acoustical design. The accredited course will be offered at 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 17 and will examine scientific research and successful case studies highlighting the profound impact of acoustics in the modern workplace. Users can register for the free 90-minute webinar at

Following the course, an expert panel of leading architects, physicists and engineers in the field will discuss these topics in greater detail, bringing their own experiences and insights to the table.

"A growing body of research shows that noisy work environments decrease productivity and contribute to lower job satisfaction," said Robert Marshall, manager, marketing technical services for CertainTeed Ceilings. "Furthermore, prolonged exposure to noise may have significant ramifications on employee health, such as increased stress, fatigue, accidents and illness. It is at the point of design where opportunities exist to enhance these environments—and this course is intended to help building professionals capitalize on those opportunities."

"Acoustic Ceilings for the Modern Office" is part of CertainTeed's Building Knowledge Academy of Continuing Education, the industry's most extensive and engaging collection of CEU course content. It is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System, as well as the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Education Network. It has also been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® professional credentialing program. 

Specifically, the course will cover the primary acoustic issues in office environments and why acoustics matter. It will also outline strategies for:


  • Designing flexible spaces that maximize sound containment and meet the privacy needs of conducting business
  • Address acoustics in environments in which sound quality is paramount, such as multi-media training spaces and conference rooms
  • Minimize noise intrusion in office spaces near or adjacent to high-noise areas or city traffic
  • Achieve acoustical quality, enhance productivity, and maximize the worker experience in open-concept office environments
  • Remedy sound problems in retrofit applications

The new course builds upon the company's Down With Decibels campaign to rally the architecture and design community around the idea that acoustics profoundly impact the way people live. More information is available at

As experts in the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings provides solutions for designing indoor environments where people can achieve their greatest potential. Encompassing the Performa®, Ecophon®, Gyptone® and Decoustics® brands, the company's offering spans a wide spectrum of high-quality acoustical products that are pleasing to the eye, ear and mind. An industry leading commitment to sustainability and transparency ensures that a CertainTeed ceiling contributes to green building standards and healthy interiors for learning, working and healing.

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About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014.