Course Overview

A master class in Building Acoustics: Speech Intelligibility, Speech Privacy and related acoustic terminologies, combined with NCC and Green Star requirements.
We present interesting, practical solutions and case studies highlighting successful projects in various environments:

  • aquatic centres
  • stadiums
  • sport centres
  • airports
  • train stations
  • schools
  • community hubs
  • healthcare and so on.

Also explained are the latest patented soundproofing products, developments, and systems.

The Australian Institute of Architects approved Megasorber CPD course provides the information and tools for achieving superior speech intelligibility and speech privacy for your bespoke projects.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this CPD course, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the concepts of speech intelligibility and speech privacy
  2. Identify commonly used technical terms in architectural acoustics
  3. Describe how to reduce the reverberation/echo noise & improve speech intelligibility.
  4. Prevent cross-talk & improve speech privacy.
  5. Identify rain noise reduction requirements as per the BQSH (Building Quality Standards Handbook).

Competency standards

This Megasorber CPD presentation delivers outcomes related to the following competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2015:

Design: Schematic Design
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.

Documentation: Detailed Design
5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.

Documentation: Documentation
6.5 Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems.

Project initiation and conceptual design
PC28 Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

Detailed design and construction documentation
PC39 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation.

Detailed design and construction documentation
Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.

Request a Megasorber CPD presentation

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Dr. Harvey Law
Chief Engineering Officer, Megasorber Pty Ltd

Harvey has over 30 years of experience in noise and vibration control, product development, and acoustic measurements. He was the keynote speaker for a conference at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Guest lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne. He has presented multiple papers at various Australian Acoustical Society conferences. Harvey is an inventor and has been awarded international patents on acoustic materials. Harvey graduated from Monash University with a Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering. Harvey is keen to share his knowledge and experience in architectural acoustics with you.