The implications of ISO 717 spectrum adaption terms for residential dwellings.

Mackenzie, Robin and Smith, Sean (2003) The implications of ISO 717 spectrum adaption terms for residential dwellings. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 25 (5).

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    In 2001 new proposals were issued for public consultation regarding changes to the English and Welsh Building Regulations Part E "resistance to the passage of
    sound" and guidance document Approved Document E. Several major changes were proposed in these documents ...
    One of the most important changes was the proposal to introduce IS0717 spectrum adaptation terms, Ctr for airborne sound insulation of separating walls and floors and Cl for impact sound transmission for separating floors. The new proposals outlined that changing to the new measurement criteria and sound insulation levels, the current sound insulation performance would be improved by +3dB for walls and +4dB for floors.

    To evaluate the impact of introducing such proposals to the Scottish Building Regulations Part H "resistance to the transmission of sound" a study was undertaken to investigate their implications in relation to the current standards and
    methods of rating sound insulation used in Scotland.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound insulation; Standards; Domestic buildings; Field survey; Evaluation of standards;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
    600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations
    Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Q Science > QC Physics
    Item ID: 2955
    Depositing User: Mr. Tim Waters-Fuller
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 12:13
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 14:53

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