In the science of acoustics, sound is energy. To stop this energy from spreading, absorptive panels convert that energy to heat through friction. The absorption coefficient of an acoustical product will determine the level and quality of absorption. Absorption can be applied to fixed wall or ceiling elements.
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - A
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
Plural for addendum, a document that modifies the bidding documents. A designer will issue the addenda to all bidders four days or less before bids are due. This gives all bidders a chance to change their proposals if necessary.
One of the leading standards approving organizations in the United States, ANSI reviews standards written by organizations such as ASHRAE, UL and ASTM in an effort to avoid duplication and promote uniformity among various standards.
ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute, which approves thousands of standards, including those for furniture and furnishings. It is not a standards writing organization, but approves and coordinates standards across the industry.
Anthropometrics is the measure of the size, proportions and range of motion of the human body. For a terrific reference, especially if you design custom furniture, check out Human Dimension & Interior Space.