ACOUTECT – A sound fundament for our future buildings
To ensure a healthy environment for people living and working in buildings, research and engineering in the area of building acoustics is essential. Developments in modern building concepts, such as sustainable low-energy consuming buildings, buildings with lightweight materials and open plan working environments, as well as the need to build in extremely noisy areas, require involvement of acoustic experts in order to successfully (re)design buildings without negatively impacting upon people’s health and well-being. Taking up current and future acoustic challenges requires innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding and mastering of modern methods and tools, as well as a holistic acoustic approach involving acoustic design, products and subjective evaluation. However, in the complex field of building acoustics, research activities typically are not holistic and have become slightly marginalised. As a consequence, there is a lack of building acoustics experts.
To meet the future acoustic needs of the built environment, Acoutect is constructed around two objectives: 1) Establish a long-lasting European-wide training programme on building acoustics, 2) Launch an innovative research programme. With these objectives, Acoutect will equip ESRs with skills to ensure acoustic quality of modern and future building concepts, and with excellent perspectives for a career in industry or academia within the area of building acoustics. The training and supervision to reach these objectives is offered by the Acoutect consortium composed of 5 academic and 7 non-academic participants. This consortium comprises various disciplines and sectors within building acoustics and beyond, promoting intersectoral, interdisciplinary and innovative training and mobility of the researchers within the project.
- Matelys Research lab (Private, France)
- Level acoustics (Private, Netherlands)
- Siemens Industry Software NV (Private, Belgium)
- University of Liverpool (Academic, United Kingdom)
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Academic, Netherlands)
- KU Leuven (Academic, Belgium)
- Moelven Töreboda (Private, Sweden)
- Aalto University (Academic, Finland)
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Full Professor/Research Group Leader, Vice Head of Department Research, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics
Wolfgang Kropp is a professor at the division of applied acoustics, and vice head of the department of architecture and civil engineering, research. He is also the head of the vibroacoustic research...
Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics
Jens is professor at the Division of Applied Acoustics, research group Vibroacoustics, at Chalmers. His area of research is outdoor sound propagation. The research deals mainly with physical...
- European Commission (Horizon 2020) (Public, Belgium)