Distance - Introduction to Environmental Noise Control (1.2 CEUs)


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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course description:

The introductory seminar will provide an overview of the physics of sound and vibration, people’s perception of and responses to sound as noise, and transmission of sound and low-frequency vibration through the air and through buildings. It will include the characteristics of sound from different sources, and how these characteristics can be used to identify probable sources without conducting extensive measurements.

This course combines the fundamental terminology used to describe the properties of sound and noise, descriptions in that terminology of common environmental noise situations that most people will have encountered, and the reasons why most people find common agreement that these sounds are considered to be noise. It illustrates sources, propagation and impact of environmental noise as a cause-and-effect process, all in the technical terms used in the practice of noise control.
Course objective:
This Seminar will provide engineers in any field of practice with an awareness of sound as it is perceived as noise. The participants will be able to recognize when noise created by their work or equipment could plausibly have an adverse effect. It is an overview that provides an awareness of noise in the environment, but is not intended to provide an in-depth understanding sufficient to deal with investigations, analysis and correction of noise problems.
Target audience:
Junior engineers and architects who are exploring subjects to increase their range of knowledge; Consulting engineers who are considering broadening their practice; Construction managers needing background knowledge in noise control for awareness in construction practices and equipment selection; Residential and office development company managers and their design staff desiring to produce higher quality products in the marketplace.

Neil Standen

Mr. Neil M. Standen, PEng, BASc, MEng, currently retiring President of Urban Aerodynamics Ltd. Member (2009), Working Group 41, ANSI Standard 12: Guidelines for Developing a Community Noise Ordinance or Regulation; Director, Founding Board of Juno Beach Centre, Normandy, France.

Thirty years as President of Urban Aerodynamics Ltd consultancy; ten years with Morrison Hershfield Ltd (Ottawa); twelve years with Transport Canada, ten as Chief, Aeronautical Environmental Technology Development; six years with Low Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory, National Research Council; three years with Boeing Airplane Company (Seattle, USA).

Noise Consultant to Dept. of National Defense regarding Air Force Bases, NATO Training Range at Goose Bay, Arctic Forward Operating Bases and NATO Noise Programs. Noise Consultant to Canadian Airlines Association, Winnipeg International Airport, Victoria International Airport Vancouver International Airport, Grantley-Adams Airport (Barbados) and many regional airports in Canada. Noise Consultant to Residential development companies (Minto, Richcraft, Domicile and others) in Ottawa.

Publications in Journal of Sound and Vibration; Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Applied Ecology.

Day 1: Fundamentals

1.Basics of Sound and Acoustics

• Sound Properties:
• Human Perception of Sound:
• Why Sound can be Perceived as Noise:

2.Sound Transmission and Propagation
• Through Air:
• Through Solid Materials/Structures:
Day 2: Noise Control
3.Road Traffic:
Multi-Unit Building Machinery:

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

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This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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