An Analysis on Noise Level Management in Engineering Building at UPHSD - Calamba
This study endeavored to determine the impact of noise level to engineering students of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) -Calamba, Laguna. The study was done by determining the sources of sound levels in engineering building and its effect to students in comparison to the standard noise criteria. Solutions and remedy to noise level in engineering building at UPHSD-Calamba was also considered.
This study relied on experimental and descriptive research method. Data were gathered through observation, interviews, selected readings and testing. The researchers chose the College of Engineering building as medium for testing sound level in comparison with the noise criteria standard.
The UPHSD – Calamba Engineering Building has an average noise level of 73.79dB. The classrooms were classified into tolerable within four (4) hours based on the Noise Mapping. Rooms at ground floors which are all laboratory rooms where the noise level were in the range of (45-85dB). Rooms located at the second floor from Room 6 to Room 9 are drafting rooms which were in the range of (50-76 dB) and Room 10 to Room 15 on the third floor are lecture rooms were in the range of (59-88dB). The highest noise brought on the ground floor was the noise of mechanical tools while on the second and third floor were caused by the students transferring to other classrooms. Classes from 7:00 a.m-8:30a.m. has a normal noise level while from 8:30 a.m. onwards has a tolerable range of four (4) hours. Some improvements are suggested to reduce the noise such as the reposition of windows, acoustic material to cover the classrooms’ wall, as the barriers.