Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice

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Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of principles, materials, and technologies

Architectural Acoustics provides the vital information that architects, engineers, and all concerned with the built environment need to control and direct wanted or unwanted sounds within and around buildings. A team of internationally recognized experts presents the very latest information on acoustical materials, technologies, design criteria, and methods for a wide variety of applications, including...

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Overview

Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of principles, materials, and technologies

Architectural Acoustics provides the vital information that architects, engineers, and all concerned with the built environment need to control and direct wanted or unwanted sounds within and around buildings. A team of internationally recognized experts presents the very latest information on acoustical materials, technologies, design criteria, and methods for a wide variety of applications, including airports and other transportation facilities; theaters, churches, and concert halls; classrooms, lecture halls, and libraries; music practice rooms and recording studios; sports venues; and all types of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

This comprehensive reference is one of the few books of its kind to include richly detailed case studies that demonstrate real-world applications of acoustic principles, materials, and methods. Nearly two hundred photos and illustrations further elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques.

Topics covered include:
* Basic principles of architectural acoustics
* Acoustical materials and methods
* Building noise control applications

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Explains to architects and engineers recent developments in the science of acoustics and how they can be applied to buildings with special sound conditions, such as airports and recording studies, and ordinary structures such as residences and industrial buildings. Discusses such aspects as materials and methods, noise control, places for listening, sound reinforcement, and recent innovation in design and research. Includes many case studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471306825
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM J. CAVANAUGH, FASA, INCE (Bd. Cert.), is a founding partner and senior principal of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates Inc., an acoustical consulting firm based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. His distinguished career as an acoustical consultant to the world's leading architectural and engineering firms and as a teacher at architectural schools spans more than four decades. He has served as president of both the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

JOSEPH A. WILKES, FAIA, is a Registered Architect and the editor of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Architecture. He has taught at the schools of architecture at the University of Florida and the University of Maryland and has served on the Building Research Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Architectural Acoustics and Basic Principles (W. Cavanaugh).

Acoustical Materials and Methods (R. Pirn).

Building Noise Control Applications (G. Tocci).

Acoustical Design: Places for Listening (L. Marshall & D. Klepper).

Sound Reinforcement Systems (J. Figwer).

Recent Innovations in Acoustical Design and Research (G. Siebein & B. Kinzey).

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.

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