In this latest episode of If Walls Could Talk, W&C Editor John Wyatt speaks with Sean Browne, Manager, Codes and Standards, at Armstrong World Industries on acoustics. Browne further discusses soundproofing and acoustics. 

In this second part, we discuss: 

  • What makes a “high performance” acoustical ceiling? 
  • Why is it important to install the ceiling that was specified for a given space versus trading it out to a potentially lower cost solution?  
  • How do high performance acoustical ceiling tiles that absorb and block sound save you time and labor versus finishing walls to the deck or adding plenum insulation? 
  • Why does sound blocking (CAC) performance of a ceiling system matter?