Building Acoustics: A Key Part of the Whole Building Design Process

Whether working on a project for the federal government or the private sector, odds are sustainable design and security are competing priorities along with overall project cost control. A 2003 Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) report indicated security-related expenditures were one of the fastest rising expenses among building managers from 2001 to 2002. The U. S. government sector showed a 29% increase, while private sector properties showed a 14.3% increase. The green building movement is sweeping through both the public and private sectors, fueled by the desire to have building projects be more responsive to the environment, use less energy, increase functionality and boost occupant productivity. Complementing these goals is the desire to achieve a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ™) certification for the building project. Acoustics is one of the most overlooked issues in building design – It must be addressed in concert with the other key design objectives and integrated into the overall building design early in the process, or it will be relegated to scrapping for a few left over dollars with things like carpet upgrades.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 962-964
  • Monograph Title: Noise-Con 04. The 2004 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01054361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2007 2:51PM