Acoustics in the Built Environment: Advice for the Design Team / Edition 2

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Overview

Acoustics in the Built Environment is an invaluable work of reference for the building professional, covering all aspects of acoustics. It is unique in its range of topics: the environment, transport infrastructure, building design, building systems and buildings in use. Each section has been contributed by an expert in the field, and updated in the light of current legislation for this second edition.

It has been written in the light of recent developments such as the Environmental Protection Act and the Health and Safety Executive's Noise at Work Regulations for minimising hearing damage.

The book presents information relevant to the day-to-day work of project design teams in a concise, readily accessible and usable form. Frequent reference is made to appropriate Standards, Acts of Parliament and other prescriptive documents, which can be cited in performance specifications.

Its broad range of subject matter and its ease of use make this book an indispensable source of information for anyone concerned with building acoustics, whether they are architects, planners, engineers or environmental health officers.

• Fully updated second edition.
• Invaluable work or reference.
• Covers a unique range of topics.

Audience: Architects, engineers, planners, environmental health officers.

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A handy reference for architects, planners, engineers, and environmental health officers on what sound does, and what it can be made to do, in factories, offices, train stations, auditoriums, and other artificial environments. The noise regulations and standards referred to are those effective in the UK. Oversize. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750636445
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 11.73 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Environmental acoustics 7
Ch. 2 Design acoustics 35
Ch. 3 Services noise and vibration 85
Ch. 4 Sound systems 110
Ch. 5 Technical information 132
Index 161
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