Field sound transmission loss tests in low rise construction

  • James L. Feilders Jade Acoustics Inc, Concord, Canada
Keywords: Architectural acoustics, Buildings, Energy dissipation, Walls (structural partitions), Block firewalls, Multifamily residential buildings, Sound transmission loss, Wood stud walls


Sound transmission loss tests following ASTM E336-84 procedure were conducted in a three storey multifamily residential dwelling prior to occupancy. Test were conducted on two wall types, a block firewall and a double wood stud wall, separating equal sized small bedrooms on the third floor. The field test results were compared to lab test for the same construction.
How to Cite
Feilders JL. Field sound transmission loss tests in low rise construction. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1998Dec.1 [cited 2020Feb.24];26(4):23-. Available from: //
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada