Acoustics in the Built Environment Training Course

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                                                                                                                                        Acoustics in the Built Environment

Training Course


• Noise Impact Assessment • Residential Acoustics and Regulation

• Multi-use Performance Space Design • Office and Commercial Acoustics


Date: 14th September






This one-day course will give you a high-level insight into Acoustics in the Built environment, methods of controlling environmental noise and what’s involved in a noise impact assessment. We will also explore Technical Guidance Document Part E: Sound, with emphasis on the principles of building acoustics, design principles and common pitfalls. We will also cover performance space acoustics, and what goes into the design of a good performance space. Finally, we will examine office / commercial acoustics including key principles, guidance and standards, and treatment options.


This is an intensive 1-day course, delivered completely online and hosted by a highly experienced acoustic consultant. All attendees will gain an opportunity to ask questions, discuss any issues and suggest solutions based on a wealth of experience. All attendees will receive a full course pack and will gain valuable CPD hours if applicable.




Noise Impact Assessments:

What is Acoustics?
What is Environmental Noise?
Why protection from such noise is required. What are the adverse health effects of overexposure to such noise? (WHO)
Road Traffic Noise
Air Traffic Noise
Industrial/Commercial/Construction Noise
When a noise impact assessment might be required – Planning applications, during project design, during construction, at project completion.
The Noise Impact Assessment – What’s Involved. How surveys should be completed. Manual calculations vs computer modelling. Noise propagation “heat maps”. Noise intrusion assessments.
Methods of controlling environmental noise.


Residential Acoustics - Technical Guidance Document, Part E Sound:

The Decibel
Principles of Building Acoustics – Airborne Sound Insulation, Impact Sound Insulation, Sound Absorption, Noise Control
The process - Ancillary Certificates (Design, Inspection, Completion)
BCAR 2014 & Part E Requirements – Performance Criteria for Sound insulation, Reverberation Control, other.
Historic Buildings – How the requirements differ. Techniques for sound insulation when preservation takes precedence.
Acoustic Design Principles & Common Pitfalls
Acoustic Testing – The equipment, the procedure and interpreting the results.


Multi-use Performance Space Design:

Principles of performance space acoustics – Shape, Volume, Reverberation, Internal Ambient Noise Levels, Strength, Clarity, Envelopment, Apparent Source Width, Bass Ratio.
Different acoustic requirements for different performance types – speech, symphony orchestra, opera, punk rock etc.  
Adjustable acoustics for multi-use spaces – electronic banners, blinds and reflectors.
Audience Absorption and seating.
The process – Design, Inspection, Commissioning.
How to design a good sounding performance space – the design team.


Office/Commercial Acoustics:

Principles of office acoustics – Reverberation control, Internal Ambient Noise Levels, M&E Noise (NR), Speech Privacy, Sound Insulation.
International Guidance and Standards, BCO Acoustics.
Cellular Office Sound Insulation – Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Doors, Folding Partitions.
Reverberation control treatment options – Acoustic panels, ceiling tiles, clouds, Sonaspray, neighbourhood dividers etc.
Curtain Wall Systems – Flanking Sound, Noise Intrusion, wall-mullion junctions.
White Noise Masking Systems.
Teleconferencing systems in untreated rooms.




Eoghan Tyrrell

Eoghan is a qualified Acoustic Consultant and has been involved in the audio industry for 10 years. His most notable designation is that of M.Phil., Music and Media Technologies, awarded by Trinity College Dublin with a distinction grade. Eoghan specialises in the prediction of room acoustic parameters. For such predictions, three-dimensional computer models of a space are created in which physical models are then compiled. Such processes provide estimations on parameters such as reverberation time, speech intelligibility, and spaciousness. Key projects include TUD Grangegorman Central & East Quads, Ormond Quay hotel, Mespil Road hotel & Dolphins Barn Re-Development. 




This course is suitable for all construction industry professionals looking to better understand acoustics before, during and after the project.




On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:     14th September 2021
Times:    9.30am to 3.30pm




An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €495. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation, training pack and certificates of attendance.




There are 3 ways to book your place:


  1. WEBSITE - Please Click Here to be taken to our website where you can book your place directly
  2. EMAIL - Please Click Here to request booking details by email

       3   PHONE – Contact the CMG Team on 01-2933650 to secure your place



Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.