Department: MSc Building Services Engineering
Module Description: Acquire a deep understanding of Building Acoustics, and illumination and their interaction with other operational building activities.
Acoustics: Covers the basic terms and physical principles, sound power and intensity, propagation of noise, legal requirements and noise standards, room acoustics, sound generation in services systems, and vibration isolation.
Lighting Design: Considers the human visual system, the nature and control of light, photometric units, lighting calculations, interior lighting design, lamps and luminaires and energy efficiency aspects of lighting systems.
CIBSE Knowledge series & CIBSE guides on the topic.
Raynham, P. et al. (2012). The SLL code for lighting. London: Society of Light and Lighting.
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and Society of Light and Lighting (2016). Lighting guide 14: control of electric lighting. London: Society of Light and Lighting (Lighting guide, 14).
Palmer, E. and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. (2016). Noise and vibration control for building services system: CIBSE Guide B4. London: Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
Hall, F. and Greeno, R. (2017). Building services handbook. 9th edn. Elsevier, Butterworth-Heinemann.
Kleiner, M. and Tichy, J. (2014). Acoustics of small rooms. CRC Press.