Building Acoustics and Noise Control

Essential knowledge for acoustic design aspects of buildings
Building Acoustics and Noise Control
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3.00 GB
Total length :
5h 3m



Chris Field


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Building Acoustics and Noise Control

What you’ll learn

To gain an understanding of the fundamental design aspects of building acoustics and noise control
Entry level acoustics knowledge for all engineering students to get a job in the acoustic industry.
University level acoustic theory and practice for use on engineering and construction projects.
Project case studies where acoustic design theory can be applied.

Building Acoustics and Noise Control


High school mathematics and physics knowledge an advantage but not essential.


This course is aimed at anyone considering entering the acoustic consultancy profession including university students, engineering and architectural professionals looking for a career change or construction industry contractors. It provides the fundamental knowledge to understand the key design aspects of building acoustics and noise control. It is considered to be entry level acoustics knowledge for all engineering students wanting to get a job in the acoustic industry. High school mathematics is preferred but not essential.To demonstrate the concepts, example spreadsheet calculations and sound demonstrations (called auralisations) are provided. Spreadsheets are also available as separate downloads.Topics covered include acoustic fundamentals, sound outdoors, room acoustics, sound insulation, impact noise, acoustics for sustainable design.By the end of this course students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science or architecture, as well as mature age students with previous work experience from the building and construction industry will have enough background knowledge to qualify for entry level acoustic consultant job positions.Course content in detail:1. Acoustic Fundamentals a. What is sound? b. Decibel arithmetic c. Describing sound sources d. Acoustic properties of materials e. More detail on sound absorption2. Sound Propagation Outdoors a. Describing sound sources b. 5 factors affecting direct sound levels (in detail) c. Distance from the source d. Sound source size e. Source directivity and location f. Screening by barriers g. Calculations of outdoor sound levels h. Outdoor sound level criteria3. Room Acoustics a. Sound propagation in rooms b. Types of surfaces c. Reverberation time calculations d. Reverberant sound level calculations e. Room acoustic modelling f. 3D room acoustic modelling software g. Auralisations h. Auralisation example (Beijing Watercube)4. Sound Insulation a. Sound absorption and sound insulation b. Airborne and structureborne sound c. Sound insulation performance parameters d. Sound Insulation of partitions e. Sound Insulation of glazing f. Sound Insulation of composite partitions g. Sound Insulating constructions h. Auralisations of sound insulation5. Impact Noise a. Sound transmission in buildings b. Impact noise generation and transmission through structures c. Impact noise parameters and standards d. Impact noise measurements e. Sound insulating floor systems f. Impact noise reduction g. Case study – residential apartment6. Acoustics for Sustainable Design a. Acoustic considerations for sustainable design (city and building scale) b. Acoustic comfort in green building rating systems (1hr to end of here) c. Acoustics for open plan offices d. Acoustic privacy in meeting rooms and offices e. Natural ventilation and noise control f. Dual vented window design g. Naturally ventilated design of a library h. Recycled materials with acoustic properties i. Daylighting and acousticsFeel free to also check out my other course focusing on HVAC System Acoustics and Noise Control Fundamentals.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Course Overview

Section 2: Acoustic Fundamentals

Lecture 2 What is sound

Lecture 3 Decibel Arithmetic

Lecture 4 Describing Sound Sources

Lecture 5 Acoustic Properties of Materials

Lecture 6 More Detail on Sound Absorption

Section 3: Sound Outdoors

Lecture 7 Sound Propagation and Describing Sound Sources

Lecture 8 5 Factors Affecting Direct Sound Levels (in detail)

Lecture 9 Distance from the Sound Source

Lecture 10 Sound Source Size

Lecture 11 Source Directivity and Location

Lecture 12 Screening by Barriers

Lecture 13 Calculations of Outdoor Sound Levels

Lecture 14 Outdoor Sound Level Criteria

Section 4: Room Acoustics

Lecture 15 Sound Propagation in Rooms

Lecture 16 Types of Surfaces

Lecture 17 Reverberation Time Calculations

Lecture 18 Placement of Acoustic Treatment

Lecture 19 Reverberant Sound Level Calculations

Lecture 20 Room Acoustic Modelling

Lecture 21 3D Room Acoustic Modelling Software

Lecture 22 Auralisations

Lecture 23 Auralisation Example

Section 5: Sound Insulation

Lecture 24 Sound Absorption and Sound Insulation

Lecture 25 Airborne and Structureborne Sound

Lecture 26 Sound Insulation Performance Parameters

Lecture 27 Sound Insulation of Partitions

Lecture 28 Sound Insulation of Glazing

Lecture 29 Sound Insulation of Composite Partitions

Lecture 30 Sound Insulating Constructions

Lecture 31 Auralisations of Sound Insulation

Section 6: Impact Noise

Lecture 32 Sound Transmission in Buildings

Lecture 33 Impact Noise Generation and Transmission Through Structures

Lecture 34 Impact Noise Parameters and Standards

Lecture 35 Impact Noise Measurements

Lecture 36 Sound Insulating Floor Systems

Lecture 37 Impact Noise Reduction

Lecture 38 Case Study – Residential Apartment

Section 7: Acoustics for Sustainable Design

Lecture 39 Acoustic Considerations for Sustainable Design

Lecture 40 Acoustic Comfort in Green Building Rating Systems

Lecture 41 Acoustics for Open Plan Offices

Lecture 42 Acoustic Privacy in Meeting Rooms and Offices

Lecture 43 Natural Ventilation and Noise Control

Lecture 44 Dual Vented Window Design

Lecture 45 Naturally Ventilated Design of a Library

Lecture 46 Recycled and Alternative Acoustic Materials

Lecture 47 Daylighting and Acoustics

Advanced high school and university students.,Mature age students doing self-serve learning on acoustics and noise control.,University graduates to qualify for graduate acoustic consultant job positions.,Engineering and architecture professionals wanting to understand acoustic design considerations for buildings on large multidisciplinary projects.,University course coordinators needing specialist content on acoustics and noise control.

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Udemy | English | 5h 3m | 3.00 GB
Created by: Chris Field

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