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A sound fundament for our future buildings

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 528 695,70

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 502 512
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 531 393,10
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEVEL ACOUSTICS & VIBRATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
De Rondom 10
5612 AP Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATELYS - RESEARCH LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
7 Rue Des Maraichers Batiment B
69120 Vaulx En Velin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 245 479,20
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOELVEN TOREBODA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Fabriksgatan 1
54531 Toreboda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)