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Lighting and acoustics

Weekly load:1+1
Assessment:Classified credit
Branch of study:Erasmus (ERA)
Type of study:Bachelor
Term:Summer, winter
Type of course:Compulsory
Main lecturer:Ing. Jiří Nováček, Ph.D.


The basic knowledge from building acoustics and daylight in architecture is given to students within this course. Students participating in this course should be able to design and evaluate buildings considering acoustic and daylight requirements.


Fundamentals of acoustics, basic definitions and quantities (sound as a physical phenomenon, spectral analysis, levels and decibels, weighing of sound, time factor and equivalent levels, sound sources, sound fields).Indoor and outdoor sound propagation (attenuation, absorption, reflection and geometrical spreading of sound). Noise and vibration control engineering (principles of noise and vibration control, elastic mounting of vibration sources, enclosures, barriers, room sound absorption). Introduction to room acoustics and sound insulation in buildings (sound reduction index of single and double leaf partitions, impact sound insulation, revereberation time). Daylight in architecture (the Sun as a source of daylight, basic photometric quantities and calculation principles, transmission of daylight through windows). Insolation of buildings (fundamentals of spherical astronomy, sun paths diagrams, sun control).

Ending term:

Final test (necessary for assessment) = Thursday 14th January 2016, 10:00 (A528)


1. Maekawa Z., Lord P.: Environmental and Architectural Acoustics, E a FN Spon, London 1994
2. Beranek Leo L., Vér István L.: Noise and Vibration Control Engineering - Principles and Applications, John Wiley a Sons, Inc., 1992
3. Ficker T.: Handbook of Building Thermal Technology, Acoustics and Daylighting, CERM, Brno 2004

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