Acoustic Comfort Investigation in Residential Timber Buildings in Sweden
Keywords:acoustic comfort, field measurements, noise annoyance, subjective responses.
AbstractThis article presents parts of a wide survey on acoustic comfort in Swedish family buildings, specificallywith focus on timber light-weight buildings. The scope of the whole research is to investigate acousticcomfort dimensions after collecting and combining data from standardized acoustic measurements andsubjective responses from a questionnaire survey. Certain noise sources were reported as dominantwithin living environments, impact noise from neighbors being the most important. Installation noisefrom inside the building and outdoor low-frequency noise disturb also a lot. However, the overall levelof acoustic comfort in contemporary wooden buildings seems satisfactory.
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