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Main Title Method for Assessing Costs of Noise Control Requirements in Multifamily Residential and Educational Buildings.
Author Weber, Stephen F. ; Rudder, Jr., Fred F. ; Boehm, Michael J. ;
CORP Author National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC. National Engineering Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1981
Report Number NBSIR-81-2366;
Stock Number PB82-140047
Additional Subjects Buildings ; Noise reduction ; Construction costs ; Construction materials ; Walls ; Doors ; Windows ; Floors ; Ceiling(Architecture) ; Structural design ; Acoustic insulation ; Cost analysis ; Design criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-140047 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 120p
This report presents a methodology developed to measure the cost impacts of acoustical performance requirements for new buildings. The methodology can be applied to a wide range of noise control requirements. The cost items addressed by this methodology are expected changes in construction costs, the cost of acoustical testing to certify levels of performance, code administration costs, and energy savings due to modifications of the building envelope. The building components considered, which are those most commonly affected by noise comtrol requirements, are doors, windows, interior walls, exterior walls, and floor/ ceiling assemblies. The basic cost assessment method consists of linear cost estimation equations for most component designs commonly used in educational and multifamily residential buildings. Each equation relates the acoustical performance of the design to its construction cost so that construction costs associated with alternate levels of acoustical performance can be compared. The methodology also includes a cost minimization model useful for selecting the least-cost design for a particular level of acoustical performance.