International proposal for an acoustic classification scheme for dwellings

background and perspectives

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Acoustic classification schemes specify different quality levels for acoustic conditions. Regulations and classification schemes for dwellings typically include criteria for airborne and impact sound insulation, façade sound insulation and service equipment noise. However, although important for quality of life, information about acoustic conditions is rarely available, neither for new or existing housing. Regulatory acoustic requirements will, if enforced, ensure a corresponding quality for new dwellings, but satisfactory conditions for occupants are not guaranteed. Consequently, several European countries have introduced classification schemes. The schemes typically include four classes. Comparative studies have shown significant discrepancies between countries due to national development of schemes. The diversity is an obstacle for exchange of construction experience for different classes, implying also trade barriers. Thus, a harmonized classification scheme would be useful, and the European COST Action TU0901 "Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions", running 2009-2013 with members from 32 countries, including three overseas countries, had as one of the main objectives preparation of a proposal for a harmonized acoustic classification scheme. The proposal developed has been approved as an ISO/TC43/SC2 work item, and a working group established. This paper describes the proposal, the background and the perspectives.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of Inter-Noise 2014
RedaktørerJohn Davy, Charles Don, Terry McMinn, Liz Dowsett, Norm Broner, Marion Burgess
Antal sider8
Udgivelses stedToowong
ForlagAustralian Acoustical Society
Publikationsdato2014
UdgaveUSB-stick
ArtikelnummerPaper 971
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-909882-04-4
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedInter-Noise 2014: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering - Melbourne, Australien
Varighed: 16 nov. 201419 nov. 2014

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KonferenceInter-Noise 2014: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering
LandAustralien
ByMelbourne
Periode16/11/201419/11/2014

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Rasmussen, B. (2014). International proposal for an acoustic classification scheme for dwellings: background and perspectives. I J. Davy, C. Don, T. McMinn, L. Dowsett, N. Broner, & M. Burgess (red.), Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2014 (USB-stick udg.). [Paper 971] Toowong: Australian Acoustical Society.
Rasmussen, Birgit. / International proposal for an acoustic classification scheme for dwellings : background and perspectives. Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2014. red. / John Davy ; Charles Don ; Terry McMinn ; Liz Dowsett ; Norm Broner ; Marion Burgess. USB-stick. udg. Toowong : Australian Acoustical Society, 2014.
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Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2014. red. / John Davy; Charles Don; Terry McMinn; Liz Dowsett; Norm Broner; Marion Burgess. USB-stick. udg. Toowong : Australian Acoustical Society, 2014. Paper 971.

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