This page pulls together in one place all our Self-Help information related to Architectural Acoustics - acoustical and noise problems in buildings.


Printable Documents

Worship Space Acoustics    Fellowship Halls

"Acoustical" Materials  Band & Choral Rooms    Gymnasiums

Schools       Classrooms         Libraries-Media Centers

Measuring and Rating Sound Isolation (NIC) and Partition Sound Insulation (STC)

Establishing STC and IIC Ratings    Privacy         Sound Blockage       

   Operable Partitions          Flanking    Use and Misuse of Vinyl

Impact Sound Isolation       The Thump in Floors of Frame Construction

Factors affecting Performance of Gypsum Walls

Converting Historic Buildings to Residential Use

Ventilation System Noise Control Guidance  Rating HVAC Sound in Rooms

Information Needed to Analyze Ventilation System Noise

LEED for Schools HVAC Guidance


Canadian Architectural Acoustics Research

Sites on the Acoustics of Classrooms

Acoustical Testing Laboratories

National Council of Acoustical Consultants

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)            ASA Architectural Acoustics by ASA        Institute of Noise Control Engineering-USA          

ASTM Standards Committee E33   Audio Engineering Society

ASHRAE TC 2.6 Noise & Vibration Committee

American Heating and  Refrigeration Institute Standards

Our FAQ on

Architectural Acoustics,