Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions.
Smith, S., Wood, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2006)
Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions. Arcamedia
This book is an essential tool for housing managers, building control and architects in designing to improve the levels of sound insulation in existing housing.
A key section...
An experimental study of the effects of resilient bars on plate vibration
Su, S., Smith, S., & Fairfield, C. A. (2011)
An experimental study of the effects of resilient bars on plate vibration. Applied Acoustics, 72, 241-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.11.009
Resilient bars can provide a low-cost, effective improvement to sound insulation performance. They are commonly used in timber-framed floor/ceiling assemblies in North America...
Design of separating constructions that are resistant to the transmission of noise-part 2 - example details.
Smith, S., Wood, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2007)
Design of separating constructions that are resistant to the transmission of noise-part 2 - example details. Scottish Building Standards Agency
This document outlines example separating wall and floor construction details which when built correctly should comply with the sound insulation requirements as outlined in th...
Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium.
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, 213-244. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
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....
Su, S., Smith, S., & McAndrew, S. (2017)
Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...
Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy
Smith, R. S., Wood, J. B., & Hairstans, R. (2015)
Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy. In CIAT Symposium Proceedings
Due to increasing demand for housing and other building infrastructure the methodology of offsite construction is becoming more attractive to developers, local authorities and...
Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria
Smith, S. (2014)
Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria. Brussels: Eurogypsum
This review was requested by Eurogypsum on behalf of its member companies and organisations to summarise and review the airborne sound insulation criteria sp...
Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users
Stinson, J., Willis, A., Williamson, J. B., Currie, J., & Smith, R. (2015)
Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users. Energy Procedia, 78, 579-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015
We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the prelimina...
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A., & Smith, S. (2017)
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan
Alshawawreh, L., Smith, R. S., & B. Wood, J. (2017)
Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(8), 1881-1887
This study focuses on the sheltering response in the Middle East, specifically through reviewing two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, involving Zaatari and Azraq. Zaatari camp ...