Acoustical evaluation of Berwick preschool

Authors

  • Wonyoung Yang Sch. of Occup. and Environ. Hygiene, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
  • Murray Hodgson Sch. of Occup. and Environ. Hygiene, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic intensity, Acoustic noise, Acoustic variables measurement, Ceilings, Computer simulation, Floors, Reverberation, School buildings, Speech intelligibility, Walls (structural partitions), Classroom acoustics, Software package CATT, Sound levels

Abstract

In noisy environment, the speech level and volume of the space were dominant factors for speech intelligibility. However, in a quiet environment, the absorption was more effective than speech level or volume. Decreasing the volume of the classrooms would be the most effective solution. Installing a suspended acoustical ceiling would be an option since they decrease the RT and increase RASTI.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Yang W, Hodgson M. Acoustical evaluation of Berwick preschool. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Nov. 29];31(3):60-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1549

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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