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A sound fundament for our future buildings

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.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Address

Groene Loper 3
5612 Ae Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

Participants (9)

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 538 290,72

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

LEVEL ACOUSTICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

MATELYS - RESEARCH LAB

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

MATERIALISE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

MOELVEN TOREBODA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721536

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 907 082,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 907 082,88

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands