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Building Acoustics – Common Problems and Practical Solutions

Building Acoustics – Common Problems and Practical Solutions


The design of high-quality buildings benefits from early and continued acoustic advice through the life of the project cycle to create suitable room acoustic  environments and this is done by:

  • Considering the transmission of airborne and impact sound between spaces,
  • considering external noise sources and how they impact on internal areas;
  • minimizing structure borne noise and vibration from mechanical equipment; and
  • ensuring that air conditioning/ mechanical ventilation noise is reduced to achieve appropriate criteria.

Acoustic issues can be avoided through inputs from the acoustical consultant during the design process and appreciation for noise and vibration concerns from the design team. Design changes, errors, lack of communication and poor workmanship can all lead to acoustic problems, and consequent impacts on the occupants of the spaces.  In fact, noise and vibration can be a source of distraction and can even contribute to increased levels of anxiety, cause sleep disturbance or even increase the risk of heart disease.

In this webinar we will examine some of the common problems architects and contractors face and the solutions that can be adopted at design stage to avoid problems or solutions that can be retrofitted to rectify defects or providing noise control after the project is completed.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of the webinar, participants will :

  • Develop an understanding of how sound behaves in a building.
  • Outline major areas of acoustical design for buildings - room acoustics, sound isolation, building services noise control, wind-induced noise (aeroacoustics).
  • Understand common acoustic problems in building spaces
  • Examine some design solutions and practical ameliorative measures to retrofit 

Please register for one of our webinars to learn from a variety of industry experts

15 Dec  |  3:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

6 April  |  3:00 PM (Hong Kong Time) - Registration not available at this time

6 July  |  3:00 PM (Hong Kong Time) -  Registration not available at this time

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