Using SPMSoft to assess speech privacy in open-plan offices

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ConferenceInter-Noise 2009: 24 August 2009, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectspeech privacy, open plan office acoustics; Open-plan offices [cubicles]; Office acoustics
AbstractThis paper describes the new software and gives results of measurements in a number of open-plan offices. Example measurements show the effects of ceiling absorption and panel height as well as furniture arrangements. Privacy measurements can be obtained between adjacent workstations or over larger distances, without loud test sounds, by using synchronous averaging with impulse response measurements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51328
NPARC number20374740
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