Guide for Sound Insulation in Wood Frame Construction

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 219
Physical description104 p.
SubjectSound transmission & insulation; Flanking
AbstractThis Guide addresses flanking transmission of sound through wood framedconstruction. Continuous structural elements and connections at the junctions ofpartition walls and floors provide transmission paths that by-pass the separatingpartition between two noise-sensitive spaces. Flanking transmission is sound transmission between two rooms by paths other than directly through the nominally separating wall or floor assembly. Flanking exists in all buildings and its importance in determining the apparent sound insulation (that perceived by the occupants) depends on of the construction details of the walls, the floors and their junctions.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
NoteAussi disponible en français: Guide sur l'isolation acoustique des bâtiments à ossature en bois
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NRC number17936
NPARC number20377048
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Record identifier6ff33ad9-2d98-4438-87e2-fa386d61cdb0
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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