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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

ABSORPTION – The loss or dissipation of sound energy in passing through a material or on striking a surface. The term may also refer to the property of a material to damp sound energy. ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT – The fraction of energy absorbed on striking any surface, stated as values between 0 and 1.0. If a […]

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Profiled decks present a hard surface that reflects sound back into the internal environment. This can lead to longer reverberation times. The longer the reverberation time, the more ‘echoey’ a room sounds. Reverberation time performance of a room can be calculated from the areas of walls, floors and ceiling, and their absorption coefficients. Typical requirements […]

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[10 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

In building envelope designs calling for high levels of acoustic performance, there is often a potential trade-off between the conflicting requirements for controlling sound reduction and sound absorption. Sound reduction refers to the control of either internal or external noise in a building. Typical applications include concert venues, where one is trying to avoid excessive […]

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

As green roofs become an increasingly popular solution, their image as an “alternative” method of construction has not completely disappeared. One might therefore consider that caveats lie in wait and that they do not offer all the common benefits of more established options. In practice, however, nothing could be further from the truth. And nowhere […]