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BSRIA staging new course for spring: Introduction to AcousticsMarch 2018

Rebecca Hogg Acoustic Consultant

BSRIA is delighted to be launching a new course for spring – Introduction to Building Services Acoustics – being held on Thursday 22nd March at Bracknell. The course will explain common noise sources, paths of noise transmission and how noise can be controlled.

Topics covered include:

Noise sources and control; calculating noise levels; noise rating and noise criterion curves; sound transmission; attenuation and insulation; impact of noise and vibration on building occupants; acoustic considerations when installing and commissioning; Part E of the Building Regulations: resistance to the passage of sound.


Rebecca Hogg MIOA is Acoustic Consultant, BSRIA Test. She has responsibility for managing and carrying out the UKAS accredited laboratory acoustic testing and heat pumps and air conditioning product testing, as well as carrying out on-site and witness testing. Rebecca is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics.

Rebecca said:

“Understanding acoustics is important in many areas of building services and this course aims to provide an introduction to the topic of acoustics – which will be put under the microscope. A description of relevant acoustic test standards and legislation will be given. Worked examples and exercises will be used during the course to assist participants.

The course aims to provide delegates with an introduction to acoustics; explain acoustic terminology; demonstrate using practical examples of how noise can be controlled; and provide sources of further information such as standards and websites.

This course is suitable for anyone who requires an introduction to acoustics, including manufacturers, designers and installers. I urge members and industry alike to book on to the course without delay!”

Introduction to Acoustics Thursday 22nd March – 9:00 hrs

BSRIA, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7AH


Delegates are provided with a copy of all the slides presented and a copy of BSRIA Guide BG 41/2012 Understanding Acoustic Performance Data

This course can also be run in-company. BSRIA can customise the courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For a quote contact

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