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ATAS Introduces New AIA Approved Educational Course On Acoustics

atas-aia-room-acousticsAllentown, PA - As a long-time AIA Continuing Education Provider, ATAS International Inc. offers a new AIA approved course, titled “Basic Room Acoustics and Sound Control Using Metal Panels”. It is approved for 1 LU/HSW and is offered in person upon request.

The course explains the history and science of acoustics, and how sound travels and reacts in certain environments.  Measurement of noise and sound control options are also explored.

The learning objectives for this new course include:

• Define sound and its physical properties, and identify how sound travels and interacts through a typical space.

• Examine the history of architectural acoustics, and utilize Wallace Sabine’s formula to convert Sabins in order to meet a specific area’s need for acoustical sound control.

• Understand Noise Reduction Coefficients (NRC), Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC), Sound Transmission Class (STC), and how each helps in acoustical sound control.

• Demonstrate placement and alternative spaces to provide acoustical treatment within a given space.

Kevin Cox, ATAS’ Director of Interior Business Development, has extensive knowledge of exterior and interior wall construction, as well as interior ceilings and room acoustics. He will be presenting this course throughout the country, in addition to our team of product representatives and channel managers.

Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “We are pleased to expand our AIA approved course offering. A portion of ATAS’ quality policy is focused on education; not only for our own employees, but also for the industry in general. Helping to educate architects, specifiers, engineers, contractors, distributors, facility managers, and building owners will increase awareness of potential product application and performance, resulting in a higher quality building.”

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire, visit

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