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Architectural Acoustics

Ana M. Jaramillo Christopher Steel



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07 November 2014
Architectural structure & design; Acoustic & sound engineering
The application of good acoustic design can seem daunting to designers when trying to understand the often-complex physics of sound control. The ever-increasing number of standards and performance criteria that can be requested on new developments further complicates acoustics for architects.

Architectural Acoustics, part of the PocketArchitecture series, provides the fundamental theory and understanding of acoustics and applications of effective detailing for specific building types and conditions in an accessible and clear technical guide.

The book provides:

a compact and understandable introduction to the fundamentals of building and architectural acoustics definitions of suitable acoustic performance criteria for a wide range of common buildings and room types guidance on specification and detailing of the most suitable construction types in North America and the UK.

This book is both, a handy rule of thumb on acoustics for anyone involved in the design or construction of buildings, as well as an essential addition to any architect's reference library.
By:   Ana M. Jaramillo, Christopher Steel
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 184mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9780415732147
ISBN 10:   041573214X
Series:   PocketArchitecture
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   07 November 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ana M. Jaramillo holds a BSc in architecture (2003), MS in architectural acoustics (2005) and a PhD in architecture (2013). Her previous roles include: Acoustical Consultant (2003-2008); Acoustics Professor and Researcher at the Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano in Medellin, Colombia (2006-2008); and Instructor at Virginia Tech, USA (2012). Ana currently works for AFMG in North America. Chris Steel, BSc (Hons), MPhil, MIOA, ICIOB, is Senior Acoustic Consultant at the Robin Mackenzie Partnership and Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, focusing on building and environmental acoustics. Chris also lectures to MSc students on architectural acoustics and is a tutor for the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics.

Reviews for Architectural Acoustics

The science of acoustics as applied to buildings is complex and, worse still for the architect, surveyor and engineer, often apparently counter-intuitive. 'Architectural Acoustics' lifts the lid on the subject, clearly explaining the underlying principles and setting out useful and practical solutions for dealing with noise in all types of building. It should be the essential reference source for those involved in the design and delivery of new buildings and will be equally valuable to those working in the field of refurbishment and building alterations. Dave Baker OBE HonDEng FRICS FCIOB, Chief Executive, Robust Details Limited

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