Module title: Building Acoustic Performance

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

Module code: BSV11151
Module leader: Russell Macdonald
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

N/A


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.


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