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Arch 436 - Building Acoustics - Spring 2015

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:50 pm; 3 credit hours

D. Heerwagen (

Descriptions of principles and practices for

achieving good hearing in buildings

Lecture topics will include

Sound fundamentals & human hearing mechanisms

Characterization of urban noise sources and their
properties, in-building noise, and control strategies
Room acoustics: shapes, sizes, surfaces for building
spaces; planning and design strategies; identification of
performance issues; performance assessment
techniques; integration of technical issues with spatial

Student work involves participation in small-group,

interdisciplinary problem-solving exercises