Impact and Airborne Sound Insulation in a Series of Apartment Buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 288
Physical description18 p.
SubjectSound transmission & insulation
AbstractThis report represents the beginning of a program of measurements of sound insulation in typical apartment buildings. The five buildings reported on here have essentially the same floor and similar wall structures: the floor consisted of open-web steel joists supporting a 2 1/2-in. concrete floor slab, with lath and plaster below; the walls were of heavy masonry (8-in. dense-aggregate concrete blocks or heavier). Finish floors were parquet or vinyl-asbestos tiles cemented to the concrete.Emphasis in this study was on vertical transmission through the floors (both airborne and impact sound).
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7422
NPARC number20337908
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Record identifier56790384-83e7-425c-b950-083556311c1b
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-05-23
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