BASWA Continued Education Library

Learn how acoustics supports healthy architecture and more about the BASWA Systems

The BASWA Continued Education Library is an online learning resource for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors who want to explore how acoustics can positively impact wellbeing. In this library you will find AIA Accredited Continued Education courses, BASWA product demonstrations, and more. 

Register for a scheduled AIA-CEU webinar, or request a specific webinar demonstration for your firm in the resource library.

Webinar Library

BASWA acoustic offers a variety of in-person and remote sessions to provide continued education for architects, engineers, and contractors. Request a presentation for yourself or your entire firm from the resource library listed below.

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15 Minutes with BASWA acoustic

For a brief discussion of project-specific needs or product-specific questions, request a virtual or by phone meeting.

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BASWA acoustic is a wellbeing-focused acoustic solution provider that pioneered acoustical plaster and seamless acoustic finishes. BASWA has worked with architects, engineers, and contractors on a global scale, working on high profile projects and private installations. These projects range from 100 to 200,000 sf spaces; each with a customized solution.

BASWA's team of experts is available to guide designers, architects, owners, and end-users through the product identification stages, giving a more tangible understanding of acoustics as well as available products and design customization.

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AIA CEU: Integrating Acoustics into Architecture

An AIA-accredited course explaining the correlation between architecture and sound in a variety of market types.

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A successful architect is mindful of acoustics and its effects on the health and welfare of the occupants for whom the space is being designed. Attendees will become familiar with these effects, how to manipulate interior acoustics, and the importance of accounting for acoustics early in the project.

Course Objectives:

  • Become aware of the health and psychological effects of interior acoustics.
  • Understand the principles of sound: Reverberation, Reflection, Absorption and NRC Ratings.
  • Recognize the importance of accounting for acoustics early in the design phase.
  • Be knowledgeable of the current requirements, codes, mandates, and regulations regarding interior acoustics.
Course code: BASWA2020

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BASWA Contractor Presentation

Ideal for General or Interior Contractors interested in what to expect before, during, and after a BASWA installation.

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BASWA acoustic works with local, certified installers who are highly skilled and qualified to install BASWA Systems. Within this course you’ll learn more about BASWA system properties, proper substrate preparation, system materials, and how they are successfully installed on-site.

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BASWA acoustic Product Presentation

Get an introduction to the BASWA acoustic product line, customized to align to your specific project needs.

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BASWA Systems are engineered to reduce reverberation times and seamlessly integrate into walls and ceilings to protect your project aesthetics. In this presentation you’ll learn basic acoustic properties and how BASWA systems directly impact sound and wellbeing.

Contact the BASWA acoustic team to receive a sample prior to your presentation.

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BASWA in Historical Renovations

Get an introduction to the BASWA acoustic product line, and how it seamlessly integrates in historical renovations to preserve an original architectural design.

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The installation of BASWA Phon allows for the introduction of acoustic material, without disturbing existing architecture.

Furthermore, by reducing reverberant sounds in the space, BASWA Phon creates an optimal acoustic environment, contributing to speech intelligibility, and occupant wellbeing.

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BASWA in Residential Spaces

Get an introduction to the BASWA acoustic product line, and how to create a healthy environment to support family life, learning, and overall health.

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BASWA Systems are fully customizable to work seamlessly with any color and texture on your ceiling or walls, and maintain value and function without the need for frequent maintenance.

In this presentation you’ll learn basic acoustic properties and how BASWA systems directly impact sound and wellbeing.

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Upcoming Webinars

Class times are listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Join us for an upcoming scheduled course via webinar. The BASWA acoustic team regularly hosts AIA-CEU webinar presentations to educate your team and provide continued education in accordance with AIA standards. Register for an upcoming course below.

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Test Data & Resources

Energy & Atmosphere (EA)

Enhanced Refrigerant Management (1 Point)

INTENT

To reduce ozone depletion and support early compliance with the Montreal Protocol while minimizing direct contributions to climate change.

CONTRIBUTION

The BASWA Cool System uses an embedded capillary pipe system to provide thermal comfort within a space. Water transporting capillary pipe mats are installed close to the surface, conserving energy while also providing room temperature control without generating airstreams that could negatively affect the ozone.

Optimize Energy Performance (1-20 Points)

INTENT

To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic harms associated with excessive energy use.

CONTRIBUTION

The BASWA Phon high density mineral wool supporting panels support additional thermal insulation, providing an R-Value of 4.35 per inch of thickness, thus reducing heating and cooling energy use.BASWA Phon provides the following insulating R-Values:30mm BASWA Phon System (1.18”) R-5.1340mm BASWA Phon System (1.57”) R-6.8370mm BASWA Phon System (2.75”) R-11.66

Materials & Resources (MR)

Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Environmental Product Declarations (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts

CONTRIBUTION

BASWA Phon suporting panels contain 92% natural and recycled materials, and are made from recycled glass. In addition, BASWA Finish materials contain 95% recycled materials, made from aggregate produced during marble stone extraction. The organic binders used in the product are produced environmentally friendly, and are formaldehyde and solvent free. BASWA acoustic is committed to the use of natural and recycled material, optimized production with heat-recovery, solvent-free binders, and continuous ecological improvements to each product. Detailed information on the components of our panels and finishes have been third party tested and documented.

Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

CONTRIBUTION

BASWA Phon supporting panels contain 92% natural and recycled materials, and are made from recycled glass. In addition, finish materials contain 95% recycled materials, made from aggregate produced during marble stone extraction

Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.

CONTRIBUTION

BASWA acoustic discloses all chemical product ingredients. HPD documentation and third party Life Cycle Assessments have been conducted to verify improved life-cycle impacts, as well as the absence of harmful substances.

PBT Source Reduction - Mercury (1 Point)

INTENT

To reduce the release of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBTs) chemicals associated with the life cycle of building materials.

CONTRIBUTION

The BASWA Phon Acoustical Plaster System have been third party HPD documented to confirm the absence of harmful materials including mercury.

PBT Source Reduction - Lead, Cadmium and Copper (2 Points)

INTENT

To reduce the release of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals associated with the life cycle of building materials.

CONTRIBUTION

The BASWA Phon Acoustical Plaster System has been third party HPD documented to confirm the absence harmful materials including lead, cadmium, and copper.

Construction and Demolition Waste Management (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.

CONTRIBUTION

In a typical installation, less than 3% of panels are discarded due to small leftover pieces. Panel scraps are acceptable in mixed-glass recycling facilities. Plastic pails containing the Pre-Fill, Base and Fine Coats are recyclable as well. Unused panels, Base and Fine Coats are saved for use on a following project.

Indoor Evironmental Quality (EQ)

Low-Emitting Materials (1-3 Points)

INTENT

To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment.

CONTRIBUTION

The sensitive use of binders in the BASWA Phon mineral wool panels, and binders used to adhere the recycled contents creates an acoustical product that has no harmful volatile organic compound emissions (no VOCs). Additionally, BASWA Phon mineral wool panels compliant with the California Section 01350.

Thermal Comfort (1 Point)

INTENT

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing quality thermal comfort.

CONTRIBUTION

BASWA Phon high density mineral wool supporting panels provide an excellent source of thermal insulation, providing an R-Value of 4.35 per inch of thickness, thus reducing heating and cooling energy use and affording occupants greater thermal comfort in a conditioned space with lower heating and cooling energy use.BASWA Phon provides the following insulating R-Values:30mm system (1.18”) R-5.13
40mm system (1.57”) R-6.83
70mm system (2.75”) R-11.66

Interior Lighting (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing high-quality lighting.

CONTRIBUTION

The high density marble aggregate finish coat is an excellent reflective surface, reflecting interior light sources. In interior occupied spaces, energy use can be dramatically reduced through the coordination of locations of lighting and BASWA Phon, thus reducing overall energy consumption. Average light reflectance L Value of 0.91 per ASTM E1477.

Daylight (1-3 Points)

INTENT

To connect building occupants with the outdoors, reinforce circadian rhythms, and reduce the use of electrical lighting by introducing daylight into the space.

CONTRIBUTION

The high density marble aggregate finish coat is an excellent reflective surface, reflecting natural light. In interior occupied spaces, energy use can be dramatically reduced through the coordination of locations of lighting and BASWA Phon, thus reducing overall energy consumption. Average light reflectance L Value of 0.91 per ASTM E1477.

Acoustic Performance (1-2 Points)

INTENT

To provide workspaces and classrooms that promote occupants’ well-being, productivity, and communications through effective acoustic design.

CONTRIBUTION

The BASWA Systems are available in 3 system thicknesses, 30mm (1.18”), 40mm (1.57”), and 70mm (2.75”); each having different sound absorption characteristics.BASWA Phon Acoustical Plaster System provides the following NRC Ratings:30mm system 0.75-0.80
40mm system 0.85
70mm system 0.85-1.00+ BASWA Phon also provides an additional 5-7 points to an STC rating. The NRC is a single-number index determined in a lab test and used for rating how sound absorptive a material is. This industry standard ranges from zero (perfectly reflective) to 1 (perfectly absorptive). It is simply the average of the mid-frequency sound absorption coefficients (250, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 Hertz). Measurements are made with the BASWA Phon systems applied to ⅝” gypsum board tested following the ASTM 423 Sound Absorption Test guidelines by a third party.

Regional Priority (RP)

Regional Priority (4 Points)

INTENT

To provide an incentive for the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental, social equity, and public health priorities.

CONTRIBUTION

BASWA Base and Fine materials are manufactured in Chardon, OH. BASWA Tint is manufactured in Cleveland, OH. BASWA Trims are manufactured in Chicago, IL. The BASWA Phon panel adhesive is manufactured in Gypsum, OH. Extracted and finished materials are transported by truck carrier.

Acoustical Test Data

Type A Mounting

The BASWA Systems have microscopically porous surfaces, that appear to be solid, applied onto a mineral wool panel. High frequency sound energy passes through the pores, into the mineral wool, and is converted into heat energy.

Type E Mounting

The BASWA Systems have microscopically porous surfaces, that appear to be solid, applied onto a mineral wool panel. High frequency sound energy passes through the pores, into the mineral wool, and is converted into heat energy.

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Cleaning & Maintenance

BASWA Systems are applied to a stable sealed substrate. Air does not pass through the product, therefore, only minor surface maintenance may be required. The cleaning and maintenance does not require any hazardous cleaning agents.

Surface Dust & Dirt

Surface dust and dirt can be vacuumed off using a soft brush attachment or blown off using pressurized air. Removal may also be accomplished by applying duct or masking tape to the affected area. This action lifts the dust or dirt from the surface without damaging the finish.

Food & Organic Stains

Surface stains are removed by applying BASWA Surface Cleaner, sold by BASWA acoustic. The two part system, solvent and booster, is mixed according to manufacturer’s guidelines and is applied to the affected area. Once applied, BASWA Surface Cleaner has oxidation properties that dissolve organic compounds as well as an anti-bacterial effect that will eliminate any present odors.

Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

Fire Test Data

Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

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Mold & Mildew

Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

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VOC Test Data

Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

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Light Reflectance Data

Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

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