The impact of traffic noise on educational buildings (University of Technology, Department of Architecture Engineering as a case study)

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq


This study addresses the impact of traffic noise on educational buildings. By selecting a sample, a classroom in the Department of Architectural Engineering at the University of Technology during the academic year 2021/2022 AD. The noise level was measured inside the given hall and outside it. The hall is located on the ground floor of the department, and measurements were taken using the Professional Environment Meter (P.E.M). The study covered 10 days to give actual and realistic readings after taking them at different times. The rate was calculated for the hall. The result of the calculation (average) showed that it exceeded the limit allowed for classrooms of (40db-db.30) for this educational institution. This study is the first of its kind because it discusses the impact of traffic noise on educational buildings and concludes that noise pollution is one of the most disturbing sounds for humans. Some movement activities can produce harmful noise as a result of continuous movement. This can cause some distractions in the learning process.


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Volume 14, Issue 4
April 2023
Pages 101-110
  • Receive Date: 13 November 2022
  • Revise Date: 20 January 2023
  • Accept Date: 12 February 2023