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Architectural Acoustics Principles and Practice

ISBN-10: 0470190523
ISBN-13: 9780470190524
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Recognized as the key reference to acoustic principles for architects and interior designers, this book provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the principles, materials, and technologies for controlling and directing wanted or unwanted sounds within and around buildings. Updated throughout, this Second Edition adds new Information on acoustical standards and guidelines in "green and sustainable" architecture and building design as well as nearly double the number of case studies demonstrating real-world applications.

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Architectural Acoustics and Basic Principles
Introduction
Basic Concepts
Design Criteria
Selected Standards in Building Acoustics
References and Further Reading
Case Study: Fogg Art Museum Lecture Hall, Harvard University (1895--1973): The Beginnings of Modern Architectural Acoustics
Case Study: A Timeline of Some Significant Events in Architectural Acoustics since Sabine's Pioneering Work at the Fogg Museum Lecture Hall
Acoustical Materials and Methods
Introduction
Sound Attenuation
Sound Absorption
Common Building Materials
Acoustical Materials
Special Devices
Performance Table
References and Further Reading
Selected Web Resources
Case Study: Duke University Chapel: A Lesson on Acoustical Materials
Case Study: Boston Waterfront Development Under a Flight Path: Sound Isolating Fa�ade Constructions to Reduce Intrusive Noise
Case Study: Berklee College of Music: Sound Isolating Constructions between Percussions Studios
Building Noise Control Applications
Introduction
Acoustical Analysis
Standards Organizations for the Building Industry
Overview of Building Noise Control Design
References and Further Reading
Case Study: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts: Cooling Tower Sound Isolation
Case Study: Field Impact Insulation Class (FIIC) Rating Measurements of Condominium Floor/Ceiling Construction
Case Study: Noise Insulation Class (NIC) Rating Measurements of a Hotel Guestroom Door
Case Study: 500 Atlantic Avenue Hotel/Condominium Building Vibration Isolation
Acoustical Design: Places for Listening
Introduction
Sound Outdoors and Transition to Indoor Acoustics
Concert Halls and Recital Halls
Opera Houses, Theaters, General-Purpose Auditoria, and Worship Spaces
Other Places for Speech and Music Activities
References and Further Reading
Case Study: Holy Cross Church, Dewitt, New York
Case Study: Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware--Historic Renovation
Case Study: The New Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, New York
Case Study: Katherine M. Elfers Concert Hall at the Esther Eastman Music Center, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut
Case Study: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, Massachusetts
Case Study: Hollywood Bowl Stage Redesign, Los Angeles, California
Sound Systems
Introduction
Loudspeaker Systems
Equipment
Examples of Sound Reinforcement and Reproduction Systems
Special Sound System Installations
References and Further Readings
Case Study: Hanover Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts
Case Study: Agganis Arena and Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Case Study: Ave Maria University Oratory, Ave Maria, Florida
Case Study: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Case Study: Rhode Island Senate Chamber, Providence, Rhode Island
Case Study: Northfield Mount Hermon School Rhodes Arts Center, Northfield, Massachusetts
Case Study: Tufts University Granoff Music Center, Medford, Massachusetts
Case Study: Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Recent Innovations in Acoustical Design and Research
Introduction
Understanding and Measuring Room Acoustic Qualities
Acoustical Modeling and Aural Simulation
Other Directions in Architectural Acoustics Research
Conclusions
References and Further Reading
Case Study: Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Orange County, California
Case Study: McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas
Case Study: Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
Case Study: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
Case Study: The Esplanade Concert Hall, Theaters on the Bay, Singapore
Case Study: Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial, Tokyo, Japan
Case Study: Sound Focusing in a Small Conference Room
Case Study: Reflected Sound and Reverberation in a Large Catholic Church
Case Study: Effects of Multiple Sources on Room Response
Case Study: Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California
Sustainable Design and Acoustics
Introduction
Organizations Leading the Green Building Movement
Acoustical Challenges of Green Design
Post-Occupancy Evaluations of Green Buildings
Examples of Building Types Designed for Green Ratings
Conclusion
References and Further Reading
Case Study: Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Case Study: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California
Case Study: Charles M. Salter Associates (CSA) Tenant Improvement Office, San Francisco, California
Appendixes
Conversion Factors, Abbreviations, and Unit Symbols
Acoustical Societies throughout the World
Selection of an Acoustical Consultant
Glossary
Index

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