BSRIA - Acoustics in Building Services

23rd November 2021
Venue: BSRIA Bracknell, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7AH
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Understanding acoustics is important in many areas of building services. Excess noise and vibrations impact on occupant wellbeing and can be an indicator of potential system failure.

What to expect

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to understand acoustic terminology and the importance of acoustic performance in building components and systems. You may be a designer, installer, maintenance engineer, or working in the manufacture of building services products.

Course content and timings

  • Noise sources and paths of noise transmission
  • Sound power level and sound pressure level
  • The decibel unit and calculating noise levels
  • Noise rating and noise criterion curves
  • Sound transmission, attenuation and insulation, vibration
  • Impact of noise and vibration on building occupants
  • Acoustic test standards
  • Noise control and acoustic considerations when installing and commissioning
  • Part E of the Building Regulations: resistance to the passage of sound
  • Building Bulletin 93: Acoustic design of schools
  • Environmental assessment schemes
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