Architectural Acoustics Design Guide

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James P. Cowan
McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Architecture - 271 pages
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The only practical, solutions-oriented guide to the acoustical tools needed for designing a wide range of projects: open-plan offices, airport facilities, and more. Covers sound enhancement and noise control issues, with checklists, charts, and other project-evaluation tools. Complements the Architectural Acoustics CD-ROM; ideal for architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, and well-suited for continuing education use and licensing exam prep.

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Contents

Basic Acoustics
3
Changes in the Direction of Sound Travel
10
The Decibel
16
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Acentech is an multidisciplinary acoustical consulting firm more than 50 years' old, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Thousand Oaks, California. Acentech senior consultant James P. Cowan, principal author of this book, has extensive experience in architectural acoustics and environmental noise issues and has managed hundreds of projects across the country. He conducts seminars and teaches classes on acoustical topics for the American Institute of Architects and other associations, municipalities, educational institutions, and firms. He is a board-certified noise control engineer and the author of Handbook of Environmental Acoustics, Architectural Acoustics, a CD-ROM, and many educational articles on acoustical topics.

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