Multipurpose room interior noise control for owners and facility managers

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dc.contributor.author Seip, Clare Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-14T17:24:18Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-14T17:24:18Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-14T17:24:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/502
dc.description.abstract Throughout recent years, to minimize the cost of construction, a large number of multipurpose spaces have been built using lightweight, less expensive materials without considering or designing for noise control to mitigate any sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected, or undesired yet after construction is completed, noise issues are often evident within the space and, if severe enough, may render the intended function of the structure useless. To address this problem, this report is intended to introduce Owners and Facility Managers to some of the common solutions to resolve noise issues in multipurpose rooms. The report focuses on solutions for existing projects primarily, but it is also sensitive to budget constraints and the impact of renovation. Typical multipurpose rooms researched have a volume of 50,000-150,000 cubic feet and are expected to be used for speech activities, small music functions, and some physical sports activities. Therefore, this report will introduce the fundamentals of sound and room acoustics including interior surface materials and construction. Also included are typical noise issues from interior sources, solutions that can be taken within the building to attenuate noise, and the trade-offs associated with each solution. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Noise Control en
dc.subject Room Acoustics en
dc.subject Multipurpose Room en
dc.title Multipurpose room interior noise control for owners and facility managers en
dc.type Report en
dc.description.degree Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science en
dc.description.advisor Julia A. Keen en
dc.subject.umi Architecture (0729) en
dc.subject.umi Engineering, General (0537) en
dc.subject.umi Physics, Acoustics (0986) en
dc.date.published 2007 en
dc.date.graduationmonth December en


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