- Room Acoustics
- Airborne and Impact transmission in building structures
- Airborne and structure borne noise control
- Noise control of building systems
- Electro acoustics systems
- Psychophysics and psycho acoustics.
The 20th century concluded with an enormous increase in knowledge in all of the above areas. Now, through the widespread areas of affordable computer-aided acoustical measurement, analysis, and design techniques, the acoustical environments of practically any architectural space can be rapidly evaluated in advance of construction. Very soon, the technology to actually “auralize” a space will be commonplace as well, so that architectural acousticians and architects alike will be able to virtually “see and hear” building spaces beforehand. The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics will remain the focus of activity in architectural acoustics both in encouraging research and in promoting its practical applications. The 21st century promises to be an exciting one for architectural acoustics…. Stay tuned!