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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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

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