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Construction Techniques in Acoustic Planning of a Building


Construction of Walls for Noise Control in Buildings
  • The massiveness of a material is an efficient parameter that resists noise. Hence concrete walls are more insulating than wooden walls. Another way of increasing the insulating property is to add more thickness for the walls.

  • The sound transmission can be resisted by the usage of airspace between the two partition walls.

  • The spacing between the studs can increase the sound transmission capacity of the room.

  • Using different thickness and materials for panels would help in reduction of noise, thus increasing the sound insulating quality of walls.

Construction of Windows for Acoustic Control in Buildings
The more thickness the glass gains, the more resistant towards the noise.
Permanent sealing or closing of the windows are the best measures to reduce the direct effect of noise.
Construction of Doors for Acoustic Control in Buildings
Doors are considered very difficult to handle than windows, acoustically. Replacing a hollow core door by a solid door is one of the solutions. This is found relatively expensive.
Construction of Floors for Acoustic Control in Buildings

Installing a heavy concrete floor or using a floating floor is some of the treatment methods for sound.

Floating floor involves using a concrete or wooden slab over the existing one, which is separated by a resilient material.


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