Flanking Transmission in Multi-Family Dwellings Phase II: Effects of Continuous Structural Elements at Wall/Floor Junctions

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386172
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-103
Physical description288 p.
Subjectflanking transmission, apparent sound insulation, structure borne sound; Flanking; Walls; Floors
AbstractThe primary focus of this project is flanking transmission in wood framed construction caused by continuous structural elements that pass under a partition wall between two horizontally separated multifamily dwellings. The project focus and construction details were decided by a Steering Committeeformed from technical representatives from each of the project partners: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Forintek Canada Corporation, Marriott International, National Research Council Canada, Owens Corning, Trus Joist, and USG Corporation. 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) will be a function of the construction details of the walls, floors and their junctions.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-15141
NPARC number20386172
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Record identifier72b5cc20-86f4-4efc-b4c3-b984e99f92d1
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-07-05
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