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Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium.

  This chapter provides an overview of the range of construction types
found across Europe to meet various sound insulation requirements for separating (party) walls and floors. The typical construction system, material properties and key influencing factors are described. The historic nature of sound insulation regulations in each country has led to developments in improvements to the types of constructions. More recently with the advent of stronger sustainability measures and resource efficiency of materials many countries have seen an increase in the use of light-weight structures, such as using timber frame.
The chapter provides details on typical performances for a variety of acoustic descriptors and is a useful reference chapter for architects, acousticians, house-builders, researchers and government departments or local authorities dealing with building standards for sound insulation in housing.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 April 2014

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    European Cooperation in Science and Technology

  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    693 Specific materials & purposes

Citation

Fausti, P., García, T. C., Ingelaere, B., Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Santoni, A., …Smith, S. (2014). Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 213-257. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology

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Keywords

Building construction; sound insulation; party walls; party floors; building regulations;

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