Sound levels around buildings near roadways

  • J.D. Quirt Div. of Building Res., Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Keywords: acoustic noise, architectural acoustics, road traffic, sound levels, near roadways, incident sound levels, houses, sound transmission, open windows, building facade


Presents the results of preliminary measurements of the difference between the incident sound levels at the front and rear facades of suburban detached and semi-detached houses adjacent to major roadways. The measurement also yielded data on sound transmission through open windows and comparisons between the sound levels measured in open windows, at the surface of the building facade, and 2 m from the facade.
How to Cite
Quirt J. Sound levels around buildings near roadways. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1982Jan.1 [cited 2020Feb.20];10(1):13-8. Available from: //
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