The absence of structure - Borne sound transmission regulation in the Ontario building code

Authors

  • M.A. Melo HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 1, Mississauga, Ont. L5N 1P7, Canada
  • B.V. Chapnik HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 1, Mississauga, Ont. L5N 1P7, Canada

Keywords:

Building codes, Damping, Laws and legislation, Vibration control, Structure-borne sound transmission, Vibration reduction

Abstract

Structure-borne sound transmission (SBST) can potentially be the most dominant sound transmission path between two spaces, yet it is not regulated in the Ontario Building Code (OBC). This article outlines how SBST can propagate, describes why regulation of SBST is desirable, and suggests methods for reducing this sound transmission path in building construction.

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Published

2001-09-01

How to Cite

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Melo M, Chapnik B. The absence of structure - Borne sound transmission regulation in the Ontario building code. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2001 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Nov. 29];29(3):84-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1394

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada