Acoustical performance criteria, treatment and guidelines for multifunctional school gymnasia

Authors

  • Kana A. Ananthaganeshan HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 1, Mississauga, ON L5N 1P7
  • William J. Gastmeier HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 1, Mississauga, ON L5N 1P7

Keywords:

Reverberation, School buildings, Standards, Acoustic guidelines, Acoustical performance, ANSI standards, Multifunctional school gymnasia

Abstract

This paper identifies the acoustical requirements for multifunctional urban school gymnasia and discusses the lack of acoustic guidelines in achieving this objective. The requirement of compromise in determining such a criterion is also discussed in the light of recent ANSI standards. An alternative practical criterion for acceptable reverberation levels is established. The supporting case studies, measurements, analysis and discussions are presented.

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Published

2007-12-01

How to Cite

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Ananthaganeshan KA, Gastmeier WJ. Acoustical performance criteria, treatment and guidelines for multifunctional school gymnasia. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2007 Dec. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 21];35(4):25-30. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1977

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Technical Articles