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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.


*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).


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.