Tag Archives: Noise reduction

Fire and sound control solutions for tall wood buildings

As we move toward taller timber buildings, fire and acoustics considerations for dwelling units above dwelling units is increasingly important. This article shares the results of National Research Council of Canada testing of various sound control assemblies to comply with new National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements. The results are beneficial for architects and specifiers working on wood-framed, multifamily structures.

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The noise around acoustics

The sheer number of acoustic metrics, criteria, and associated abbreviations can be overwhelming, confusing, or sometimes misleading. This article provides an overview of key acoustic metrics and criteria commonly referred to in various building codes, design guidelines, and standards.

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