Noise Control Manual for Residential Buildings (Builder's Guide)

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More people are spending more time at home making more noise--yet they want quiet environments. This is the only book available that tells designers, planners, architects, and builders how to give homeowners and apartment-dwellers the quiet they crave. Simple enough to be used by the average do-it-yourselfer (it avoids complex mathematics), yet so complete it will satisfy the requirements of knowledgeable building professionals, this authoritative guide gives you one-stop answers on designing, specifying, testing, and retrofitting residences to meet the new environmental standards and satisfy our need for peace and quiet.

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``This is the most comprehensive book on residential sound control that I have read--[it] includes all the sound control information that anyone would need for building in sound control in residential construction--single family or multifamily.''--John DiCesare, Residential Building Consultant. More people are spending more time at home making more noise--yet they want quiet environments. This is the only book on the market that tells designers, planners, architects, and builders how to give homeowners and apartment-dwellers the quiet they crave. Supplying complete details on reducing unwanted sound in all types of residential buildings, from single-family to multifamily, this authoritative guide clearly explains: methods and principles of noise control--and solutions to particular noise problems using specific techniques; the latest materials and tools used in noise and sound control; new federal, state, industry, and ASTM codes and standards--and why they make the ``quest for quiet'' more challenging; myths, misconceptions and the mysteries of residential acoustics; the latest testing techniques. The manual offers numerous case studies that show how noise control problems are solved using a variety of acoustic and noise control techniques. Moreover, it provides handy design guide worksheets, sound transmission data charts, and a noise control checklist that facilitate the design and construction of quieter residences. Noise Control Manual for Residential Buildings is straightforward enough to be used by the average do-it-yourselfer (it avoids complex mathematics), yet so complete it will satisfy the requirements of knowledgeable building professionals. It is a comprehensive guide to designing, specifying, testing, and retrofitting residences to meet new standards and satisfy the need for those most elusive environmental attributes--peace and quiet.

About the Author:

David A. Harris is a professional acoustical engineer specializing in architectural and environmental acoustics, product development, and building material research. He is the principal of Building and Acoustic Design Consultants. He is also executive director and past president of the Noise Control Association, and vice chairman of the applications subcommittee of ASTM E33 on environmental acoustics. He is an IFMA Certified Facility Manager and holds a dozen patents for building products and acoustical systems. Mr. Harris is known throughout the industry for his cutting-edge technologies for soundproofing and acoustically well-designed residences.

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