Guide for Sound Insulation in Wood Frame Construction: Part 1 - Controlling Flanking at the Wall-Floor Junction

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-193
Physical description85 p.
Subjectflanking, noise control, wood frame, multi-family dwellings, airborne, impact; Flanking; Walls; Floors
AbstractThis Guide addresses flanking transmission of sound through wood framed construction. Continuous structural elements at the junction of a partition wall and floor provide a transmission path by-passing the separating partition 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
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-16957
NPARC number20377764
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Record created2012-07-24
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