Continuing Education

Design Guide 30: Sound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel Buildings

Modern buildings must protect their occupants from excessive noise intrusion; assure their acoustical comfort and provide favorable conditions for listening and communication. In order to achieve these goals efficiently and economically; building designers need to take the relevant considerations into account beginning early in the design process and to pursue their proper implementation. The new AISC Design Guide 30ÑSound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel Buildings provides the design team with readily accessible background information and with guidance aimed at achieving acoustical conditions suitable for a buildingÕs planned occupancies. It also discusses sound isolation in detailÑincluding the related metrics; effects of structural parameters and acoustical treatments; the effects of Òweak linksÓ such as acoustically inappropriate windows and gaps at doors; and the isolation performance of wall configurations that are widely used in steel buildings.
  • Date: 4/13/2016 - 10/20/2016
  • PDH Credits: 0


Benjamin Markham

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