Acoustics impact noise comparatives of floor-ceiling systems

This paper is concerned with the introduction of new sound requirements to the BCA, Part F5. It attempts to clarify if the perfect environment of a laboratory simulates the exact performance level of the same material or system in the actual environment. It does this by comparing raw data generated on various surfaces, and judges the performance of materials and /or systems in the field to laboratory results.

Submitted as part of the ABCB Scholarship Research Program. The views expressed in these reports are those of the authors only and should not be construed in any way as having been endorsed, or as representing the views of the ABCB.

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