Architectural Acoustics Design Guide
James P. Cowan
McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Architecture - 271 pages
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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