Acoustical factors in architectural design

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Journal titleJournal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Subjectsound transmission loss; sound insulation; sound barriers; Walls; Floors
AbstractAs a lecture at an architects' meeting the paper is a good introduction to the general problems faced in acoustical design in buildings, particularly the separation of noisy areas from quiet ones in dwelling construction. The paper deals with the transmission loss achievable by different types of construction of noise barriers, i.e. wall and floor- ceiling constructions, and the minimum requirements of the National Building Code (50 dB between adjacent dwelling units). The mass of the construction of the sound barrier plays a dominant role.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number3475
NPARC number20374125
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Record identifier9ee86d0a-c510-4a2c-a6df-3e8d093939ce
Record created2012-07-23
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