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Arch 436 - Building Acoustics - Spring 2018

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

D. Heerwagen (

• Descriptions of principles and practices for

achieving good hearing in buildings

• Principal class topics will include

– Characterization of urban noise sources and their
properties, in-building noise, and noise control strategies
for buildings and the environment
– 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