Controlling noise is an important yet easily overlooked aspect of the design process. The need to control noise for the comfort of building users is important with respect to both building systems and the use of the various buildings. This seminar is intended to give an in-depth review of the design options and product options which are available to control and limit noise in various buildings. There will also be a thorough review of applicable standards and measurements in assessing noise problems.
- Basic concepts of acoustics and noise control
- Applicable noise regulations and guidelines
- Control of interior and exterior noise
- Control of reverberation for good intelligibility
- Control noise from mechanical equipment
- Description of available materials used in noise control
- The attendee will be able to identify basic concepts in building acoustics, including transmission loss, sound absorption and reverberation time.
- The attendee will be able to discuss the importance of design and construction details for controlling noise.
- The attendee will be able to review existing and new materials for noise control.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
II. Acoustical Concepts
III. General Considerations
A. Site Planning And Selection
B. Outdoor/Environmental Noise
C. Cost Of Acoustical Design By Phase
D. Working With Architects And Engineers
E. Construction Monitoring
F. Overall Concerns
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Room Acoustics
A. Basic Concepts, Reverberation, Reflections, Etc.
B. Acoustical Environments
C. Control Of Noise Within Spaces
D. Environments For Different Uses
E. Importance Of Room Acoustics To Noise Control
V. Noise Regulations And Guidelines
A. Interior Noise
B. Exterior Noise
C. Testing Procedures
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VI. Interior Noise Control
A. Residential, Commercial, And Industrial Buildings
C. Floors/Ceiling Systems
D. Design Details
E. Doors And Windows
F. Concept Of Flanking
G. Other Paths Such As Mechanical Systems
VII. Exterior Noise Control
A. Establishing Noise Environment
B. Establishing Interior Requirements
C. Evaluation Of Exterior Façade (Composite STC)
D. Effect Of Interior Room Environment
E. Effect Of Openings And Other Paths
VIII. Mechanical Noise Control
A. Heating And Ventilating Systems
B. Mechanical Equipment Sound Levels
C. Vibration Isolation
D. Sound Isolation Of Equipment
E. Duct Design And Sound Attenuation
F. Grill Design And Sound In Rooms
G. Room Noise Criteria
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A. Transmission Loss
B. Sound Absorption
C. New Technology Materials
X. Future Developments