Architectural acoustics: principles and practice

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John Wiley, 1999 - Architecture - 332 pages
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Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of principles, materials, and technologies

Architectural Acoustics provides the vital information that architects, engineers, and all concerned with the built environment need to control and direct wanted or unwanted sounds within and around buildings. A team of internationally recognized experts presents the very latest information on acoustical materials, technologies, design criteria, and methods for a wide variety of applications, including airports and other transportation facilities; theaters, churches, and concert halls; classrooms, lecture halls, and libraries; music practice rooms and recording studios; sports venues; and all types of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

This comprehensive reference is one of the few books of its kind to include richly detailed case studies that demonstrate real-world applications of acoustic principles, materials, and methods. Nearly two hundred photos and illustrations further elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques.

Topics covered include:
* Basic principles of architectural acoustics
* Acoustical materials and methods
* Building noise control applications

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Acoustical Materials and Methods
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CHAPTER
100
Reproduction Systems
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About the author (1999)

WILLIAM J. CAVANAUGH, FASA, INCE (Bd. Cert.), is a founding partner and senior principal of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates Inc., an acoustical consulting firm based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. His distinguished career as an acoustical consultant to the world's leading architectural and engineering firms and as a teacher at architectural schools spans more than four decades. He has served as president of both the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

JOSEPH A. WILKES, FAIA, is a Registered Architect and the editor of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Architecture. He has taught at the schools of architecture at the University of Florida and the University of Maryland and has served on the Building Research Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

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