An Introduction to Noise Control in Buildings

Course Number: M-2060
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to Noise Control in Buildings, you'll learn ...

  • How noise associated with buildings is defined in terms of Noise Criteria and Room Criteria
  • Designing to mitigate speech interference in the acoustic environment
  • How sound pressure level (SPL) varies with distance and absorption
  • Basic principles underlying estimation and use of Room Constants

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 19 pages

This course will introduce you to basic principles and terminology for noise control engineering in buildings. You will learn about Noise Criteria (NC) and Room Criteria (RC) curves and how they are used in acoustical engineering projects. Speech Interference Levels (SIL), Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and Room Constants are also introduced, and you will see how the principles of sound Transmission Loss (TL), Noise Reduction (NR) and Sound Transmission Class (STC) are used in project design. The information you will get from this course will allow you to apply basic acoustical engineering principles to a variety of projects, and will give you the background you need to advance to more sophisticated analyses on more demanding acoustical challenges such as those associated with design of concert halls and recording studios.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How noise associated with buildings is defined in terms of Noise Criteria and Room Criteria
  • Designing to mitigate speech interference in the acoustic environment
  • How sound pressure level (SPL) varies with distance and absorption
  • Basic principles underlying estimation and use of Room Constants
  • How the principles of sound Transmission Loss (TL), Noise Reduction (NR) and Sound Transmission Class (STC) of building materials are applied to real projects
  • STC values for many common building materials

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 19 pages

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