Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice
William J. Cavanaugh, Joseph A. Wilkes
John Wiley & Sons, 1999 - Architecture - 332 pages
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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