Guide for Sound Insulation in Wood Frame Construction

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Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-219
Physical description104 p.
SubjectSound transmission & insulation; Flanking
AbstractThis Guide addresses flanking transmission of sound through wood framed construction. Continuous structural elements and connections at the junctions ofpartition walls and floors provide transmission paths that by-pass the separatingpartition between two noise-sensitive spaces. Flanking transmission is sound transmission between two rooms by paths other than directly through the nominally separating wall or floor assembly. Flanking exists in all buildings and its importance in determining the apparent sound insulation (that perceived by the occupants) depends on of the construction details of the walls, the floors and their junctions.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
NoteAussi disponible en français: Guide sur l'isolation acoustique des bâtiments à ossature en bois
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-17936
NPARC number20377048
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Record created2012-07-24
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