This webinar provides architects, interior designers and specifiers information and tools to confidently define acoustic performance metrics for their project interiors that comply with requirements in building standards, guidelines and certification systems. Strategies for selecting proper wall, floor and ceiling constructions that will meet the defined performance metrics will be covered. This webinar will be particularly useful for design and specification professionals that do not always have an acoustics consultant on the design team.

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain a better appreciation of the importance of interior acoustics from both a health and wellbeing perspective as well as from a quantitative post-occupancy survey data perspective.

2. Understand the overarching acoustic trends and commonalities in the standards such as LEED, the WELL Building Standard and Green Globes.

3. Use the simple, 3-step, Optimized Acoustics design process to define and select ceilings, walls and background sound levels for your project.

4. Appreciate how the acoustic design process must vary based upon the function of the building – education, workplace and healthcare.


With experience and graduate degrees in Acoustics (Ph.D.), Architecture (M.Arch.) and Business (M.B.A.), Dr. Madaras brings a broad skillset to any auditory challenge.

Most of Dr. Madaras’ 20-year career has been as an Acoustics Consultant with firms such as Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Talaske and PMK Consultants. His project experience includes a wide variety of educational, cultural, civic, hospitality, healthcare, worship, corporate, multi-family residential and entertainment facilities.

Dr. Madaras has been awarded the Robert B. Newman Award for Merit in Architectural Acoustics and his research has won an award from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

His work in architectural acoustics has been featured in a series of commARCH video podcasts, on Wall Street Journal Television and in Construction Specifier, Medical Construction & Design and Building Design + Construction magazines. In the past, Dr. Madaras specialized in the design of large assembly spaces for performing arts and education. He currently specializes in the acoustics of healthcare facilities and is the Chairperson of the Healthcare Acoustics Subcommittee for the Acoustical Society of America.

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