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Lunchtime Learning: Noise and Vibration Control in Wood-Framed, Multi-Family Buildings

Learn to avoid common comfort-related pitfalls in wood-frame, multi-family projects. Presented by an acoustics and vibration expert, this presentation will cover practical information related to code requirements, acoustical barriers, and high-performing, acoustically-rated wall and floor assemblies. Recommendations to avoid common pitfalls such as flanking paths will be presented along with example projects featuring real-world acoustical issues and solutions. Vibration and associated noise issues related to mechanical equipment will also be addressed, with an emphasis on how to avoid them through proper isolation design.

Sponsored by: Phoenix Noise & Vibration


After attending the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential comfort issues in multi-family and mixed-use buildings and how to address them through proper building design;
  • Explain and review code requirements for acoustical design in multi-family and mixed-use buildings;
  • Explore and highlight options for high-performing, acoustically-rated wood-frame assemblies, including walls and floors; and
  • Discuss solutions to potential vibration-related complaints associated with mechanical equipment in wood-frame structures.