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SoundPLANnoise Basic User Training

Wed-Thur Mar 20-21, 2024
Wed-Thurs Oct 9-10, 2024

Seminar overview
Wed-Thurs Mar 20-21, 2024
Wed-Thurs Oct 9-10, 2024
SoundPLAN 3D view of training model


The 2 day SoundPLANnoise software training is intended for those engineers and technicians who are responsible for developing indoor and outdoor acoustical models used for noise planning, noise impact assessments, noise mitigation, etc. SoundPLAN is used extensively throughout the training, however, the training will be of interest to anyone working in the field of acoustics, occupational and environmental noise.  Attendees will develop models and predict the noise impact from industrial plants, local roads, railway, race tracks, construction sites  and  performing arts facilities. A special emphasis will be placed upon barrier & noise mitigation optimization, data and project management, documentation, model verification and input & results presentation (2D, 3D Contour, Cross Section Maps, Difference & Compliance Maps).

As part of the training we will load a fully functional copy of the noise modeling software SoundPLANnoise on your computer with a 30 day license.  The software will be used for the exercises.

Course fee includes manual and laboratory material. All registrations and cancellations must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Substitute attendees may be made at any time. The attendees are asked to bring their laptop.  If the attendee can not bring a laptop Navcon can provide a laptop for the training.  Please brind a memory stick to back up all project and software when the training is completed.

The training fee includes lunch and refreshment (i.e., coffee, tea, soda, water).  Vegetarian lunch option is available on request.


  1. Project, Data Management, Documentation
  2. Conceptualizing Noise Model Objectives
  3. Calculation Methodology (i.e., Discussion of Standards)
  4. Noise Models
    • Road Noise Modeling (FHWA RD 77-108), TNM v2.5, v3.0, v3.1 )
    • Railroad Noise Modeling (FRA / FTA train emission and propagation model)
    • Industrial Noise Modeling (i.e., Industrial Buildings, 2D & 3D directivity)
    • Indoor Noise Modeling (Interior Modeling & Indoor to Outdoor Calculation)
  5. SoundPLAN Graphic (i.e., Advanced Features)
    • Cartography (i.e., Multiple Maps, Composite Aerial Maps, Measurement Maps)
    • 3D Graphic (i.e., 3D graphics or AVI files)
    • Grid Noise Map, City Noise Map, Facade Noise Map, Cross Section Map, Difference Map
  6. Import and Export Data Interfaces (i.e., ACAD, GIS Shapefiles, Open Street Map, TNM)
  7. Noise Control Optimization
    • Noise Control with Expert System
    • Noise Barrier Design
  8. Result Documentation
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