Describing Levels of Speech Privacy in Open-Plan Offices

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-138
Physical description27 p.
Subjectopen plan office, speech privacy, subjective rating of office privacy; Open-plan offices [cubicles]; Speech security
AbstractThe primary goal of the acoustical design of conventional open-plan offices (cubicle style) is to achieve an acceptable level of acoustical or speech privacy. That is, we would like to make it more difficult for occupants to hear and understand speech sounds from adjacent workstations. We can therefore measure speech privacy by measuring the intelligibility of speech sounds from adjacent workstations.
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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-15715
NPARC number20378524
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Record created2012-07-24
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