Measuring and predicting speech privacy in open-plan spaces

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Proceedings titleCanadian Acoustics
ConferenceCanadian Acoustical Association Conference: 10 October 2007, Montreal, QC.
IssueSeptember 3
Pages136137; # of pages: 2
Subjectspeech privacy, open-plan offices; Speech security
AbstractThe acoustical design of an open-plan office should attempt to minimize the intelligibility and disturbance of unwanted speech from nearby workstations. The success of the design can be assessed in terms of signal-to-noise ratio type measures such as the Articulation Index (AI) or its newer replacement the Speech Intelligibility Index (SII). In Europe the use of Speech Transmission Index (STI) has been proposed for evaluating open-plan offices. This paper reviews the elements for good design and describes new software tools that make quantitative design and assessment more easily achievable.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50075
NPARC number20377369
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