Course detail

Building Physics 2

FAST-AH007Acad. year: 2020/2021

In order to ensure protection against noise in buildings need to be addressed insulation both vertical and horizontal separation structures and cladding. The room acoustic enclosure is rated in terms of reverberation time, the urban acoustic attenuation rate in the outdoors. In addition to acoustic performance must be in the interior of the building and ensure visual comfort, ie. there must be adequate interior lighting with daylight and the insolation.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By attending the course the students will gain basic knowledge of boundary and divisionary structures of building with respect to sound-reduction and daylighting. They will learn how to acquire the reverberation time of closed spaces (ie. rooms), how to evaluate the noise levels of parking spaces in the protected outdoor and indoor locations of buildings, as well as how to efficiently place and design the openings for with respect to daylighting design of the interiors of buildings and how to meet the demands for the insolation of residential buildings.


Basic knowledge from mathematic and statistic, knowledge of basics physical quantities, building materials and principle of composition of building structures with solution building details.


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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Physical fundamentals of acoustics
2. rate of noise
3. attenuation of a noise in outdoor acoustics
4. room acoustics, acoustic absorptivity,
5.Reverberation time of assign room
6. Sound reduction of engineering structure
7. rate of air-borne sound insulation
8. rate of structure-borne sound insulation
9. determination of air-borne sound insulation graphically-count method according to Watters
10. daylighting of building-direct solar radiation
11. diagram of the shading and checking of insolation
12. light of the sky
13. checking of the daylight factor of room


design of dividing building constructions from the viewpoint of requirement on air-borne and structure-borne sound insulation, rate of closed area from the viewpoint of requirement on the reverberation time, rate of the noise on workplaces, in protected inner and outdoor space of buildings, attenuation of a noise in outdoor acoustics, design of aperture panes with respect to
reservation requisite lighting of interior with daylight, requisite insolation in living 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-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer