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M345
An Introduction to Noise Control in Buildings

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

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.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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