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Main Title Minimum Cost Design for Noise Insulation in Building Construction.
Author Rudder, Jr., F. F. ; Weber, S. F. ;
CORP Author National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1983
Stock Number PB84-105683
Additional Subjects Buildings ; Acoustic insulation ; Construction costs ; Noise reduction ; Structural design ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Computer applications
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-105683 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
A method is described for estimating the construction cost of building components designed to achieve a specified level of noise insulation. The method also determines the noise insulation value of each component of a multi-component wall such that the wall achieves a design level of noise insulation at the minimum construction cost. Curves of minimum construction cost as a function of design noise insulation are easily generated using the method. All calculations can be performed using a pocket calculator. The adjustment of construction cost estimates to account for inflation and geographic variation is discussed. Detailed examples illustrate the application of the method to design problems.