An acoustical engineer’s advice on avoiding noise issues in condominium projects
Jan 10, 2012
Noise issues are a potential source of conflict between condo developers and buyers. Residents who find they can hear their neighbors' conversations or their sound systems, or noise from HVAC, elevators or garbage chutes may lodge complaints. It is better to avoid expensive retrofits, through support of an acoustical engineer right from the project start. This helps find potential problems before they are baked into detail design, or how the building is constructed. Ryan Bessey of Golder Associates, acoustical engineer, gives his wisdom based on over ten years of experience managing noise issues in construction projects.
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