Course detail

Noise and vibrations in buildings

FAST-NHA059Acad. year: 2020/2021

Principles of noise and vibrations, criteria of room acoustic comfort, sound insulation properties of building materials and constructions, principles of noise reduction in buildings, calculation methods and software.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Fundamentals in architectural acousts.


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. Introduction, repetition of fundamentals in room acoustics from previous study.
2. Problems of sound insulation properties of buildings constructions – airborne and impact sound insulation.
3. Acoustic measurements and solution of sound insulation deficiencies –– Part I.
4. Acoustic measurements and solution of sound insulation deficiencies –– Part II.
5. Fundamental calculation methods, determination of sound insulation properties, selection of convenient building materials
6. Problems in buildings with respect of stationary noise sources
7. Measurements of noise from stationary sources, optimisation of sound sources in buildings and outdoors
8. Prevention of noise and vibrations from stationary and other sources
9. Room acoustics – materials and measurement methods
10. Room acoustics – calculation methods
11. -13. Comprehensive solution of selected buildings for sound insulation, room acoustics and noise sources


Not applicable.

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 NPC-EVB Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer