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Noise control manual for residential buildings
Harris, David A., 1934-
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1997]

Physical Description:
xiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Central Library TH1725 .H37 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Noise Control Principals
Design Considerations
Residential Equipment Noise
Regulations, Codes, Standard Test Methods
Three Ms of Acoustics-Myth, Misconceptions, & Mystery
Environmental Noise Control
A Acoustical Performance Data
B Case Studies
C Glossary of Acoustical Terms

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