Course Details

Building Acoustics and Daylighting Buildings

Academic Year 2024/25

NHB045 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Basic terminology and quantities of building acoustics, sound levels and decibel scale. Soun wave propagation. 2. Noise and its classification-NV č.272/2011 Sb.- about health protection against negative influence of noise and vibrations. 3. Sound propagation in free space. Attenuation of noise in the environment. 4. Assessment of air-borne and impact sound insulation. 5. Watters method for the air-borne sound reduction index. 6. Assessment of structure-borne sound reduction. 7. Architectural acoustics, acoustic absorption. Reverberation time of a room. 8. Daylighting and solar radiation. 9. Insolation diagram and insolation assessment. 10. Daylighting in buildings, sky luminance. 11. Daylight factor evaluation.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Basic calculations in the field of acoustics (sound pressure level, etc.). 2. Calculation of sound pressure levels outside the protected space construction. 3. Calculation of reverberation time in the classroom and design of acoustic measures. 4. Calculation of airborne and impact sound insulation graphical numerical method by Watters. 5. Calculation of daylight factor in the classroom. 6. Calculation of insolation entered the living room.