Development of new standards for sound insulation for new housing in Scotland.

Smith, Sean, MacKenzie, Richard and Wood, J B (2009) Development of new standards for sound insulation for new housing in Scotland. In: Euronoise 2009, 26- 28 October 2009.

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During the last 20 years minor amendments have been made to the technical design details for the Scottish Technical Standards for new build attached homes, under Section 5: Noise (formerly Part H). In 2007-08 a major research project was undertaken by RMP Acoustics based at Edinburgh Napier University on behalf of Scottish Building Standards division to investigate possible amendments to the sound insulation performance criteria for airborne and impact sound insulation. In addition, new technical design details were then provided as guidance for developers, house builders and architects. This paper will provide an overview of the new performance criteria, the new types of separating wall and floor constructions required and the step changes to the previous technical guidance design details

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound insulation; standards; new housing; Scotland;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Sustainable Construction
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 720 Architecture > 729 Design & decoration
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Item ID: 4738
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 14:00
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 14:00

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