Core Module Information
Module title: Building Acoustic Performance

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11151
Module leader: Elena Prokofieva
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

This module includes the following…
Introduction to sound insulation measurements and performance monitoring
Sound transmission pathways and mechanisms
Designing for School, Hospital buildings and other Civic and commercial buildings
Designing and performance of rooms for the control of ambient noise
Designing and performance of rooms for the control of reverberation time
Assessing the implication of external noise sources on the design, orientation and layout of buildings
Designing and performance for timber frame attached houses and apartments
Designing and performance for blockwork and masonry attached houses and apartments
Designing and performance for steel frame and in-situ concrete attached housing
Understanding pre-conversion acoustic testing and refurbishment developments
Innovations in acoustics and sound insulation

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: appreciate the complexities of sound transmission pathways, robustness and structural junctions.
LO2: critically appraise the design separating walls and floors for attached houses and apartments/flats.
LO3: critically appraise the design separating floors and walls for civic and commercial buildings.
LO4: critically appraise the design and detail for conversions.
LO5: understand the assessment of reverberation time and its controlling factors within a given space.
LO6: understand the implications of noise on the design and layout of the built environment.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lauren Hilton
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Demonstration 6
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 10 1-6 10 HOURS= 0.3, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-6 10 , WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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