Acoust, Elect & Illum SysCollege of Architecture
The course reviews the theories of sound perception, analysis of architectural acoustics, room acoustics, sound isolation, sound absorption, electronic sound reinforcement, and the study of acoustic properties of materials and room shapes to provide speech privacy, enhance speech clarity, enrich music spaces and control noise. The course also addresses basic electrical theory, utility connection options, emergency backup, distribution, and safety considerations as they relate to building construction. Electrical lighting is studied as part of an assimilated section covering the fundamentals of illumination, integrating natural daylighting and electrical lighting design for energy conservation. Class projects include investigations into course subjects to further enhance understanding of real work applications.