Live Webinars

Understanding & Reducing Air System Noise

This webinar will cover the basics of in-duct mechanical noise and how to control it. Kristen Neath, Kinetics Canadian National Sales Manager, will walk through a typical acoustic analysis for a commercial HVAC system and discuss how to select the correct products to achieve the required noise levels in a building. You will also learn how to locate attenuation products to maximize your performance while considering the impacts on the overall HVAC system.

  • Thursday, March 4, 2:00PM EST
  • Thursday, March 18, 2:00PM EST

Introducing Kinetics Engineering Services

Kinetics multi-disciplined engineering team understands the complex nature of many of our client’s noise and vibration problems. Our engineering services are built on over 200 years of collective experience and the expertise to develop the best solution for the problem at hand. Kinetics is proud to announce six new engineering services Kinetics can provide. Join Lee Chiddention, HVAC Market Manager, and Tom Yuschak, VP of Engineering, on Wednesday, March 10 at 3 PM EST to learn more about the services being offered and how they can benefit you.

  • Wednesday, March 10, 3:00PM EST

Introducing: HealthGuard Antiseptic Acoustical Panels

Join Ben Hickey, Kinetics Room Acoustics National Sales Manager, to learn about this exciting new product release. Featuring two different acoustical cores, one impact rated and the other with no VOC’s, these absorbers can be finished in a wide array of antimicrobial fabrics that can be cleaned with a bleach solution. This introduction will review the finishes, provide an overview of installation methods, and will have a brief acoustic overview.

  • Friday, February 12, 2:00PM EST
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2:00PM EST
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2:00PM EST

View Previously Recorded Webinars

New Products: KSR 2.0 and KCI Introduction

From February 2021 Lee Chiddention, Kinetics HVAC Market Manager, discussed two exciting new products for the HVAC market: KSR 2.0 and KCI. Kinetics KSR 2.0 Vibration Isolation Roof Curb Rail is engineered to isolate packaged rooftop equipment from the roof structure. They're specifically designed and engineered for use as a noise and vibration isolation system for roof curb-mounted mechanical equipment. Kinetics KCI Spring Isolator is a compact, lightweight, restrained spring isolator that's recommended for small to medium mechanical equipment near critically quiet areas where there is also a need for Wind or Seismic restraint. This presentation included an introduction and overview of both products.


Debugging & Streamlining the Isolation Construction Process

From January 2021, discover a few of the advantages of working with Kinetics Noise Control Building Materials Group. Listen as David King, of Kinetics Noise Control Building Materials Group discusses constructability and how engaging the Kinetics Team early on with your next construction project can save you time and money. This presentation will look over constructability of projects and how the Kinetics Team offers alternative solutions to support you in meeting your construction and acoustical needs.


Your NRC is how much? An examination of PET product acoustics.

From November 2020, in this webinar targeted to architects, Jason Ehrlich reviewed room acoustics basics like NRC and Reverberation Time.  Then dissected a recent laboratory test report from the kleen lineup and discover how terms like Sabins might offer a better way to consider suspended acoustical products.  Lastly he did a quick acoustic comparison between the new PET products and other products that are specially tuned to meet specific acoustic needs.  


kleen Line of Products

From October 2020, Ben Hickey, National Sales Manager, introduced the kleen line of products. kleen features recycled PET, offering ultra-low VOC emissions and bleach cleanability. The material is formaldehyde free and 100% recyclable. kleen balances acoustical design with an emphasis on environmental wellness. kleen includes seven different cloud and baffle products, two wall coverings, and two dividers. With close to forty colors to choose from, custom shapes and sizes, as well as cutout patterns available on many products, the design possibilities are endless. This presentation will provide an overview of the products, as well as a short discussion on PET in general, including acoustics.  


Duct Silencers – Types, Performance and Proper Application

From September 2020, Airborne noise generated from HVAC equipment is a concern in commercial and industrial buildings. Duct system components allow the sound to transfer from AHU/RTU’s along both supply and return air paths to critical occupied spaces. The most common, cost effective method to control this noise to acceptable levels is to design proper duct silencers within the air paths. In this 30min webinar, Kristen Neath discussed duct silencers, their use, proper application and performance characteristics in this 30 minute overview.


Home Theater Acoustics

From July 2020, Jason Ehrlich, Strategic Marketing Administrator, delivers a brief introduction of Home Theater acoustics. Home Theaters are a challenging environment to tune due to the broad frequency of sound not found in other environments. Jason looks at some of our "music rated" absorbers, explore a list of materials typical of a theater, and look at a professional package where room treatment has been laid out specific to the selected audio equipment.


Vibration Isolation for Mechanical Systems

From August 2020, in this 20 minute webinar, Lee Chiddention gives an introduction to mechanical system vibration isolation. This brief presentation focused on Vibration isolation Selection, ASHRAE isolation types, briefly covered in-curb acoustical treatments, and concluded with how Kinetics can assist with delegated design and certification.


Concrete Noise Control Construction: Spring hangers for Isolated Ceilings

From May and June 2020, in this 20 minute prerecorded webinar, Jason Ehrlich discusses the features of various spring hangers used in concrete construction. He looks at an interesting series of acoustical tests that were fun using a 6" concrete slab and the same hanger. Finally he tours a new product page and reviews new tools that are available to designers.


Air-Cooled Chiller Composite Noise Control Solution

From June and July 2020, Noise emanating from air-cooled chillers into critical areas: screw compressors (bottom sides of unit) generate mid/hi frequency noise; up-blast fans (top of unit) generate low/mid frequency noise. A common approach is to control noise from only one of these noise sources. Kinetics offers engineered solutions to control noise emanating from both sound sources, taking into account proper equipment operation, maintenance access and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Listen to this 20-min, prerecorded webinar, by John Sofra to learn more.


In-plant/Facilities | Engineering Controls Solution

From April 2020, in this 20 minute webinar, John Sofra presents a Kinetics engineered control solution for manufacturing process workplace sound reduction. The solution examined required noise reductions of 105 dBA to 85 dBA at 19'-0" from a tongue and groove machine, and 101 dBA to 85 dBA at 5'-0" from a sander machine.


Noise Rated Ceiling Tiles

From April 2020, in this 20 minute webinar, Jason Ehrlich discusses Noise Rated Ceiling Tiles. Walls are often blamed for noise problems when the real culprit might be the ceiling. He details the current product offerings for noise-rated acoustical ceiling tiles while giving an overview of related acoustic terms.