Summary Report for Consortium on Gypsum Board Walls : Sound Transmission Results

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Issue 693
Physical description83 p.
AbstractThe IRC Acoustics Laboratory has completed the measurement phase of a study of sound transmission through gypsum board walls. The study was needed because building products and test methods have changed, so old tests and estimates are potentially misleading. Further, many of the older published results do not clearly identify relevant construction details such as screw spacing, or do not match normal practice for fire resistance or other concerns. This report presents the sound transmission class (STC) data for a large series of walls constructed with industry-standard details using a carefully characterized set of materials. Although some of the specimens were chosen by individual clients to demonstrate performance of specific products, these were combined with a structured series established collectively by the consortium.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Rapport sommaire pour le consortium des murs en plaques de plâtre: Résultats sur la transmission du son
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NRC number5909
NPARC number20375264
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Record identifierbd0ee4e8-155e-4a79-9aaa-83aaa117d6da
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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