This unit will cover a range of theoretical, practical and professional issues in architectural acoustics. Codes and standards pertaining to architectural acoustics; Method and integrity of measurement; Room acoustical measurement, modelling, simulation and criteria; Sound absorption theory, measurement and specification; Sound insulation theory, measurement and specification; Design of spaces using acoustical criteria; and Field assessment of acoustical problems in and around buildings. By the completion of this unit students will acquire knowledge and experience in areas commonly dealt with by the acoustical consulting profession. They will gain an appreciation of current issues in architectural acoustics, possibly inspiring future research.
Lectures 3 x 3 hrs/wk
Two projects - 1x2000wd theoretical report (50%) and 1x1500wd practical report (50%)