The aim of this project is to deliver a robust, vertically integrated method for the management of the impact of construction noise for off-site assembled volumetric housing systems. Off-site assembled volumetric housing systems offer the potential to provide high-quality affordable living and to create sustainable, resilient urban communities. Developed through a desire to deliver higher quality, better-performing homes across the social scale, the off-site solution is digitally optimised, integrated by a mature supply chain and delivered through a simplified assembly methodology.
Utilising an adaptable, flexible design, an off-site housing solution can be tailored to location, context and community aspirations. However, noise is a major issue in the construction process, affecting workers on-site and the surrounding community. Night works can become major causes of social friction. Traditional noise assessments have often been desk-based and made without reference to specific features of a project’s site, meaning they quickly prove inaccurate. There are regulations to meet and limits to stay within. This means that when noise becomes a site issue, delays and costs can quickly mount.
The objectives of the study are to:
- Advance auralisation techniques to provide an ecologically valid experience for virtual listening tests.
- Define the measurement of representative construction noise levels for off-site assembled housing system processes for use as a noise baseline.
- Develop a consistent method for construction noise assessment for off-site assembled volumetric housing.
Candidates will need a 1st class or high 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject such construction, engineering or a physical science. As most of the project will require application of environmental acoustics and subjective response, a willingness to develop a good understanding of these methods is essential. Additionally, a good understanding of engineering mathematics and statistics is desirable.
For informal inquiries contact Professor David Waddington via email@example.com
How to apply:
Submit a formal application at this link: http://webapps.ascentone.com/Login.aspx?key=5d4b012a-bb6c-495b-b2e4-b5a56b3ccf00
You will need to have the following documents ready to upload to the application site: