Acoustics-Improvement of Sound Insulation of Building Products

Acoustics-Improvement of Sound Insulation of Building Products Training

Learn how to improve sound insulation of building products

Learn how to improve sound insulation of building products


Noise as a disturbance in air is physical, noise as perceived by human is psychophysical. 

This training course is developed to provide participants with insights on improving sound insulation of building products. To achieve this goal, it is important to first have a good understanding of relevant terminologies & basic concept of acoustics and then be familiarised with special parameters of sound insulation performance; and further to have a good grasp on frequency characteristics, mass law & coincidence dip of the sound insulation performance curves. 

In the last part of the training, participants will learn about the critical areas to look out for to achieve good sound insulation performance for wall partitions, doors and windows.

Duration: 1 - day course 


Key takeaways:

At the end of the course, participants will gain insights and relevant knowledge on the following: 

 Basic terminologies & basic concepts of acoustics
• Special parameters of the sound insulation performance
• Good understanding on frequency characteristics, mass law & coincidence dip of the sound insulation performance curve
• Ways to further improve the wall partition, door and windows
• Ability to understand the parameters laid inside the tender specification documents
• Gain the pre-requisite for further in-depth learning on acoustics

Topics to be covered in this course include:

1) What are the effects of noise on human beings?
2) Terminologies and basic concepts of acoustics
3) Why does low in-door noise level in building need consistent acoustics performances for each building product used?
4) What are the acoustic performance parameters and their significance?
5) How are these acoustic performance parameters determined?
6) How to specify these parameters in tender documents?
7) Frequency characteristics of the airborne sound insulation and mass law
8) What are the critical areas to look out for achieving good sound insulation performance? 

a) Wall Partition
b) Door
c) Window


Participants will learn through lectures, case studies, group exercises and discussions.


This course is specially designed for building product supplier / manufacturers, architects and consultants.

Prerequisite: None


  • Who is the course advisor?

    Mr. Lem Chee Meng
    Product Manager, Acoustic Team

    Mr. Lem Chee Meng leads the Acoustic Team and in charge of the operation on the acoustic performance testing including building products, electronic products, home appliances and medical devices. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He is also in charge of the operation on the sealant, membrane and partition wall performance testing. He has been in the acoustic testing discipline for more than 20 years.

    Dr. Sun Qi Qing
    Assistant Vice President, Mechanical Test Centre

    Dr. Sun Qi Qing is an Assistant Vice President in Mechanical Test Centre of TÜV SÜD PSB where he led the team to develop and provide mechanical and acoustical testing services for building products. Now, he is more focus on the technical advice role.

    Since joining the company in 1993, he was instrumental in the establishment of several test labs, including the company’s Acoustic Lab, which is the most comprehensive acoustic lab in Southeast Asia, Green Product Test Lab, Explosive Powered Tool Test Lab, Beverage Packaging Test Lab and Industrial Packaging Test Lab.

    With over 40 years of working experience, he has been a member of Technical Committee (TC) of Building Maintenance & Management (BMM) since 2012. And he was a member of the Mechanical Task Force of Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), a member of the Occupational Health Best Practices Award Committee and Noise Control Award Committee of Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

    He graduated from the University of Science and Technology, China, in Mechanics of Explosion and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where he was also a post-doctoral research associate in the Cavendish Laboratory. He specializes in experimental mechanics (acoustics, vibration, impact dynamics, and explosive mechanics), and material mechanical properties.

  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability



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