Sound surrounds us day and night. In the area of ​​building acoustics, we deal with the interactions of buildings, the building environment and use in terms of sound technology. This applies to the building constructions and component and room dimensions, the location-related noise immissions from outside as well as noises that arise inside the building and also spread to other areas of use. In addition to the mathematical determination of building acoustic parameters, metrological studies on airborne and impact sound insulation are an essential part of our field of work. The use of the latest measuring devices and simulation tools is a matter of course.

Audibility plays an equally important role in rooms used by people, such as a well-thought-out floor plan or suitable lighting conditions. The majority of the built rooms should enable communication; room acoustics that are tailored to the use of the room support them considerably. In general, a distinction is made here between communication over short distances, such as across the counter, the canteen table or the writing desk, and over long distances, e.g. in the lecture hall or in the theater. Good audibility for speech performances means, for example, that speech intelligibility is good everywhere in the room, even without using an electro-acoustic system. Room acoustic measurements such as the reverberation time are the basis for dimensioning structural measures to optimize audibility in the event of acoustic complaints from users. Frequent problems here are excessive sound pressure levels in the room or the issue of speech intelligibility. Especially in the case of new buildings or acoustic renovations, room acoustic simulations help to carry out targeted parameter studies on room structure, expansion and furnishing as well as occupancy in advance. This affects meeting rooms of all kinds, i.e. open-plan offices as well as kindergartens, schools, community halls and cafeterias.

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Schwickert, Susanne

Forschungstätigkeit / Research activities:

Der Forschungsschwerpunkt von Professorin Susanne Schwickert liegt in der Komfortforschung und dem Energiemonitoring von Gebäuden. Seit 2017 ist sie stellvertretende Institutsleitung.

Professor Susanne Schwickert's research focuses on comfort research and energy monitoring of buildings. She has been deputy head of the institute since 2017.

Berufstätigkeit / Employment:

Nach Abschlus des Studiums arbeitete Schwickert zunächst als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Institut für Massivbau an der TU Darmstadt. Nach ihrer Promotion zog es sie in der bauphysikalischen Beratung. Im Jahr 2002 wechselte sie von Philipp Holzmann Ingenieurgeselllschaft für Bautechnik GmbH zu dem renommierten Münchener Beratungsbüro MüllerBBM. Parallel dazu hatte Schwickert Lehraufträge an der TU Darmstadt für die Fächer Akustik und Bauen und Umwelt inne. Seit 2005 ist sie an der Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur der Technischen Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (TH OWL) für das Fachgebiet Bauphysik und Technischer Ausbau verantwortlich. Sie ist Referentin für energetische und bauphysikalische Themen bei Architekten und Ingenieurkammern in Hessen und NRW und Mitglied im Forschungsschwerpunkt "ConstructionLab" an der TH OWL.

After completing her studies, Schwickert initially worked as a research assistant in the Institute for Concrete Structures at the TU Darmstadt. After completing her doctorate, she was drawn to consulting on building physics. In 2002 she moved from Philipp Holzmann Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bautechnik GmbH to the renowned Munich consultancy MüllerBBM. At the same time, Schwickert hold teaching assignments at the TU Darmstadt for the subjects of acoustics and construction and the environment. Since 2005 she has been responsible for the field of building physics and technical expansion at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL). She is a consultant for energy and building physics issues for architects and chambers of engineers in Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia and a member of the research focus "ConstructionLab" at TH OWL.

Akademische Ausbildung / Academic education:

Das Studium des Bauingenieurwesens an der TU Braunschweig, Vertiefung Statik und Bauphysik, schloss Schwickert im Jahr 1996 ab. Im Jahr 2001 wurde sie am Institut für Massivbau der TU Darmstadt auf dem Gebiet der Energieeinsparung am Gebäude mit Auszeichnung promoviert.

Schwickert completed her studies in civil engineering at the TU Braunschweig, specializing in statics and building physics, in 1996. In 2001 she received her doctorate with distinction at the Institute for Concrete Structures at the TU Darmstadt in the field of energy saving in buildings.

Verbands- und Gremientätigkeiten / Activities in associations and committees:

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Oshkai, Irina

Forschungstätigkeit / Research activities:

Irina Oshkai forscht in den Bereichen Architektur und Bauphysik. Im Detail beschäftigt sie sich mit den Planungsanforderungen an zukunftsorientierte Mobilitätszentren in mittelgroßen Städten.

Irina Oshkai conducts research in the fields of architecture and building physics. In detail, she deals with the planning requirements for future-oriented mobility centers in medium-sized cities.

Berufstätigkeit / Employment:

Nach Beendigung ihres Studiums unterstützte Oshkai als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin die Arbeitsgruppe von Professorin Schwickert an der Technischen Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (TH OWL) für eineinhalb Jahre im Rahmen der Lehre und war zeitgleich als Ausführungsplanerin in einem Architekturbüro tätig. Seit 2019 ist Oshkai als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der TH OWL in der Forschung tätig.

After completing her studies, Oshkai worked as a research assistant for Professor Schwickert's group at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL) for one and a half years as part of her apprenticeship. Oshkai has been working as a research assistant at TH OWL in research since 2019.

Akademische Ausbildung / Academic education:

Oshkai schloss ihr duales Bachelorstudium in der Fachrichtung Architektur an der TH OWL im Jahr 2018 ab.

Oshkai completed her dual bachelor's degree in architecture at the TH OWL in 2018.