Control of sound transmission through gypsum board walls

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 1
ISSN1206-1220
Physical description6 p.
SubjectWalls
AbstractIn a multi-family dwelling, good neighbourliness is often defined in terms of sound control. To muffle sound is a matter of absorbing its energy along its transmission path - in this case, through gypsum board walls. Walls must therefore be built so that their components can vibrate just a little bit here and there so as to dissipate all the energy along the way. Using double studs, wood studs with resilient channels or load-bearing steel studs with resilient channels, increasing the depth of the cavity or filling the cavity with insulation are a few of the ways of controlling sound transmission.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
NoteAussi disponible en français : Réduction de la transmission du son par les cloisons en plaques de plâtre
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number40624
7540
NPARC number20330961
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Record identifier7c9971a9-227a-433a-8c06-cd00af83a236
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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