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IOA Certificate of Competence in Building Acoustic Measurements (CCBAM) *HYBRID TRAINING*

by Institute of Acoustics,

The IOA CCBAM is run over 5 days, with the first 4 days being learning and practical and the fifth day being the examination day.

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*Due to the pandemic, the first 3 days of this course will be ‘hybrid’. The training will be carried out online. Candidates are welcome to either

  • conduct the training online from home and attend for the final 2 days
  • or
  • spend all 5 days at The Building Performance Hub, where further support can be provided (hands on access to sound level meters, extra tuition and examples from SITMA staff).

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The aim of the course is to train delegates to carry out and report upon sound insulation tests on walls and floors, in accordance with ISO140 Part 4 and 7 and includes Building Regulations requirements for each home nation.

At the end of the course delegates should be able to, but not limited to;

  • Combine, average and subtract decibel values
  • Set up and calibrate sound source and measuring equipment and perform simple routine checks to ensure the equipment is working correctly.
  • Select suitable measurement numbers, locations and durations
  • Measure octave and 1/3 octave band sound pressure levels
  • Calculate dBA and dBZ levels from octave or 1/3 octave band levels
  • Carry out airbourne and impact sound inulation tests in accordance with BS EN ISO 140 parts 4 and 7
  • Understand the difference between ISO 140 and other guidance, including Approved Document E, Part B

Modules that will be included are as follows;

  • Basic Concepts
  • Room Acoustic Concepts
  • Sound Transmission Concepts
  • Standardised measurement methodlogy
  • Practical Aspects
  • Report Writing

Use of the SITMA Lodgement system will also be covered.