Acoustic insulation factor: a rating for the insulation of buildings against outdoor noise

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Series titleBuilding Research Note; Volume 148
Subjectsound absorption; sound insulating; sound insulation products; permissible noise levels; noise criteria; external noise; Aircraft noise
AbstractThis paper is intended as background information to supplement the design procedures presented in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation's publications New Housing and Airport Noise and Road and Rail Noise: Effects on Housing. It deals with the basic nature of the acoustic insulation factor and provides specific details relevant to its application for insulation against aircraft and surface transportation noise. A detailed procedure is given for determining the AIF from the laboratory sound transmission loss data for a building component.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi Disponible en Français: Le Coefficient d' Isolement Acoustique: Une Évaluation de l'Isolement des Bâtiments au Bruit Extérieur
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NRC number3369
NPARC number20375625
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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