Skip to main content
Department: PhD : Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment
Module Description: Studies have shown that noise and vibration can have significant impacts on indoor occupant health, comfort and well being. Creating solutions to avoid discomforts that may arise from noise and vibration usually requires sophisticated and ingenuous endeavour. This module aims to provide students latest research development knowledge and skills needed for achieving this task. They will learn how to administer survey and other assessment tools such as use of measuring instruments, walkthrough investigation and interview. They will also be provided with knowledge required in conducting modelling, laboratory and field studies. It is envisaged that at the end of this module, students would have acquired knowledge and skills needed to conduct independent research and/or practice as consultants in the industry.
- Barron, R. (2002). Industrial noise control and acoustics. CRC Press.
- Cavanaugh, W., Tocci, G. and Wilkes, J. (2010). Architectural acoustics: principles and practice. 2nd ed.John Wiley and Sons Inc,
- Hansen, C.H. (ed.). (2007). The effects of low-frequency noise and vibration on people. Brentwood, Essex: Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
- Hassan, O.A.B. (2009). Building acoustics and vibration: theory and practice. Hackensack: World Scientific.
- Kotzen, B. English, C. (2009). Environmental noise barriers: a guide to their acoustic and visual design. 2nd ed. Spon Press
- Kuttruff, H. (2009). Room acoustics. 5th edn. London: Spoon Press.
- Vigran, T.E. (2008). Building acoustics. Spon Press.
- South, T. (2004). Managing noise and vibration at work: a practical guide to assessment, measurement and control. Butterworth-Heinemann.