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Methods of quality control of airborne and impact sound insualtion in newly built residential buildings.

Prokofieva, Elena and Smith , Sean (2008) Methods of quality control of airborne and impact sound insualtion in newly built residential buildings. In: XX Session of the Russian Accoustical Society , October 2008, Moscow, Russia.

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    Abstract/Description

    The standard method of sound insulation testing in dwellings is pre-completion testing of separating walls and
    floors during the building process. The main disadvantage of this method is that if these structures fail to comply
    with building standards requirements, the remedial works should be conducted which may require additional
    costs and time spent. In 2004 the Robust Details Scheme as an alternative method to pre-completion testing was
    introduced in England and Wales. Robust Details scheme guarantees the performance complying with Building
    Standards and includes the description of the building process of the constructions, their flanking details,
    recommended materials and so on. Each construction is tested on real sites by RD inspectors, which are
    appointed acoustic measurement contractors. The scheme RD is also included within the Code for Sustainable
    Homes introduced in UK in 2007

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound insulation; testing; quality control; building standards; Robust Details Scheme; accoustic measurement;
    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: 4739
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 15:21
    Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 15:21
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4739

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