Course detail

Acoustics and Daylighting

FAST-BH057Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course presents the fundamentals in room acoustics and daylighting in buildings. Knowledge of this subject will be practically used for the following study - in seminars, projects, master degree projects.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Nabízen zahradničním studentům

Všech fakult

Learning outcomes of the course unit



Fundamentals in building constructions, fundamentals in physics, Acoustics and Optics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Sound waves, sound field. Acoustics and physiology, basic notions, sound levels and loudness.
2. Sound measurement, frequency band, frequency band analysis, noise report, hygienic limits.
3. Urban acoustics, noise attenuation.
4. Room acoustics, diffuse sound field, sound field.
5. Absorptive constructions, membranes and oscillating plates, Helmholtz resonators.
6. Sound insulation, rating of air-born and structure-born sound insulation.
7. Air-born sound insulation, Watter’s method.
8. Impact sound insulation of building constructions.
9. Solar radiation, insolation, requirements for insolation.
10. Light and photometry. Methods of evaluation of daylighting in buildings, Daniljuk’s nomograms.
11. Waldram’s diagram, BRS nomograms, average daylight factor.
12. Daylight simulation software.
13. Summary, importance of acoustics, daylighting and insolation for building design.


Fundamentals in room acoustics, determination of air-borne and impact sound insulation index for building constructions, design of rooms and their interiors with respect to reverberation time, determination of requirements for indoor acoustic comfort and design of building protection against exterior noise.
Methods for the evaluation of visual comfort in buildings, daylighting and insolation of buildings.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer