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BUILDING SCIENCE

BUILDING SCIENCE - SOUND AND NOISE CONTROL FOR BUILDING PERMITS
A TWO (2) DAY COURSE FOR BUILDING PLANS EXAMINERS AND INSPECTORS
DAY 1 Course Code: BSC-2

AM

  • Basic information about sound and vibration:
    • Sound waves and their properties
    • Sound level descriptors and the logarithmic nature of sound levels; dB, dBA, NEF/NEP, Leq, …..
  • Sound transmission, absorption, reflection and diffraction.
  • Sources of noise and vibration in buildings, exterior environmental and internal sources of noise (equipment, people).
  • Specific sound level descriptors; TL, STC, IIC, NC, NR, ….., etc.
  • Demo of typical sound level measurements.
  • How noise is controlled inside dwellings from interior and exterior sources of noise.
LUNCH: Will be served 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

PM

  • Land use planning policies of the Province and the local municipalities and their relationship to the building design process.
  • Environmental noise requirements and how they affect requirements in buildings; shell acoustics, glazing requirements, mandatory air conditioning units, …, etc.
  • The sound requirements in the Ontario Building Code, party partitions, ancillary spaces, fans, etc.; applications, requirements, shortcomings, areas not covered by the OBC, etc.

DAY 2

AM

  • ASHRA requirements for HVAC noise, dBA, NC, NR, etc. and application to the OBC.
  • Fan noise in dwellings.
  • Vibration problems in buildings; exterior and interior sources (definitions, examples, typical levels, typical solutions, …, etc.).
  • Flanking transmission of noise and vibration in buildings.
  • Control of air conditioning noise in low and medium density dwellings; policies, municipal noise by-laws, siting, complaint investigation and possible mitigation measures.
  • Aircraft and railway noise as special issues for building acoustic insulation.
LUNCH: Will be served 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

PM

  • Common pitfalls in building design.
  • Common pitfalls in inspections by concerned parties.
  • Acoustic performance; STC of party walls and floors and common pitfalls.
  • Concrete block walls as a special acoustic problem; loss of performance, attaching drywall, effect of gaps, etc.
  • Reliable sources of information on building material performance and numerous examples.
  • Do's and Don’t's as far as review, approval and inspections.
  • Open forum: group discussion, questions and answers.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by the Institute for this course for delegates who attend the full training course.

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED

WHAT TO BRING TO THE COURSE?

Course notes and/or a course manual developed by SS Wilson Associates will be provided to the delegates.

The delegates are expected to bring with them the following items:

  1. Any printed information on some of their local procedures, policies, by-laws, guidelines, etc. related to noise; if any.
  2. Download a copy of the following Government of Ontario publications from their respective websites:
    3372 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning. Publication LU-131 (October 1997)
    3372e01 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning. Annex to Publication LU-131 (October 1997)
    3517 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning: Requirements, Procedures and Implementation (October 1997)
    3404e Information to be Submitted for Approval of Stationary Sources of Sound (NPC- 233)
    3405 Sound Level Limits for Stationary Sources in Class 3 Areas (Rural) (NPC-232)
    3406 Sound Level Limits for Stationary Sources in Class 1 & 2 Areas (Urban) (NPC- 205)
    272101 Environmental Noise Guidelines for Installation of Residential Air Conditioning Devices (Sept. '94) (Available from Publications Ontario)
  3. Other reference publications that may be obtained by the delegates for further reference purposes.
    You may wish to contact the Government of Ontario Publications Centre with regards to purchasing or getting a copy of the following publications:
    • Manual for Environmental Noise Certificate Course. October 1998
      © Her majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as Represented By the Minister of The Environment, 1998
    • Manual for Environmental Noise Assessment in Land Use Planning Course. November 1999
      © Her majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as Represented By the Minister of The Environment, 1999
    • Ornament. Ontario ROad Noise Analysis Method for Environment and Transportation. Technical Document
      Noise Assessment and Systems Support. Approvals Branch. Ministry of the Environment. October 1999
    • STEAM. Sound from Trains Environmental Analysis Method. Air and Noise Section.
      Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch. Ontario Ministry of the Environment. July 1990
      (Reprinted February 1993, September 1999)
      Copyright © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1990.
  4. Government of Ontario Bookstore
    880 Bay Street. Toronto, Ontario. M7A 1N8
    Tel: 416 - 326 - 5300

  5. The use of cameras or recording devices are not accepted during the lectures held inside the lecture rooms.
  6. OBC.

The Institute will provide dell laptop computers for use by the delegates at all times (for maximum exchange of benefit, one laptop will be assigned to each pair of delegates) as well as free calculation software developed by SS Wilson Associates, Consulting Engineers (one copy per delegate).

Course Fees: $1,200.00


IMPORTANT NOTE:
The Institute staff is also prepared to deliver similar seminars and courses on noise groups of government officials in their offices provided that suitable lecture rooms are made available. Substitute material will be presented in lieu of the field trips (field trips may still be performed based on suitable sites to be selected by the government officials in their locale).

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