Author: Cheung, Kin Yeung
Title: A survey on acoustic environments in open-plan offices in PolyU
Advisors: Mak, Cheuk Ming (BEEE)
Degree: M.Eng.
Year: 2022
Subject: Offices -- Designs and plans
Offices -- Noise
Office layout
Work environment
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering
Pages: 93 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: Open-plan offices have become popular these years because of their flexible spaces. These types of offices facilitate communication and sharing of ideas between office occupants. However, the noise distribution problem is one of the most serious problems in open-plan offices. The poor acoustic conditions will lead to a lack of privacy between each other. Occupants working in this office layout may easily be affected by activities happened surrounding them and cause distractions when working, while distraction will lower the office productivity. Speech privacy and noise level are two main conditions for acoustic measurements.
In this thesis, the aim is to analyse the acoustic environment of open-plan offices in PolyU. In-field measurements and distribution questionnaire will be carried out in selected open-plan offices. Physical measurement and subjective evaluation are then compared and find out the relationship between the objective results and the subjective view. Acoustic parameters regarding the open-plan offices are introduced. Correlations between the acoustic parameters with the subjective view are also described.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
6542.pdfFor All Users (off-campus access for PolyU Staff & Students only)977.46 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Copyright Undertaking

As a bona fide Library user, I declare that:

  1. I will abide by the rules and legal ordinances governing copyright regarding the use of the Database.
  2. I will use the Database for the purpose of my research or private study only and not for circulation or further reproduction or any other purpose.
  3. I agree to indemnify and hold the University harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expenses arising from copyright infringement or unauthorized usage.

By downloading any item(s) listed above, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the copyright undertaking as stated above, and agree to be bound by all of its terms.

Show full item record

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: