Apparent sound insulation in cross-laminated timber buildings

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/23002009
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Construction); no. RR-335
Edition1st ed.
Physical description122 p.
AbstractThis Report presents the results from experimental studies of airborne sound transmission, together with an explanation of calculation procedures to predict the apparent airborne sound transmission between adjacent spaces in a building whose construction is based on cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. There are several types of CLT constructions which are commercially available in Canada, but this study only focused on CLT panels that have adhesive between the faces of the timber elements in adjacent layers, but no adhesive bonding the adjacent timber elements within a given layer. There were noticeable gaps (up to 3 mm wide) between some of the timber elements comprising each layer of the CLT assembly. These CLT panels could be called “Face-Laminated CLT Panels” but are simply referred to as CLT panels in this Report. Another form of CLT panels has adhesive between the faces of the timber elements in adjacent layers as well as adhesive to bond the adjacent timber elements within a given layer. These are referred to as “Fully-Bonded CLT Panels” in this Report. Because fully-bonded CLT panels have different properties than face-laminated CLT panels, the sound transmission data and predictions in this Report do not apply to fully-bonded CLT panels.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Construction
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number23002009
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