Safe and silent : fire stops in cavity walls often work against the need to stop sound travelling between adjacent dwellings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Consulting Engineer
Volume39
IssueOct/Nov 5
Pages54, 56
SubjectFire; Acoustics
AbstractPeople living in multi-unit residential buildings generally want a protected environment, as well as one that is reasonably private in terms of its acoustics. Yet, in meeting the fire-safety requirements of the National Building Code of Canada, it is possible for designers and builders to inadvertently sacrifice the code requirements for sound isolation between neighbouring units.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number42836
9425
NPARC number20331260
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Record created2012-07-18
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