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Get the leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior
A widely recognized, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all
concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition
provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts,
acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound
within and around buildings.
Written by a team of internationally recognized experts and experienced
consultants, this Second Edition covers fundamental acoustic principles, design
criteria, acoustical materials, control strategies, and methods for a wide
variety of building types, including educational, healthcare, recreational,
residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities. Particular
attention is given to places for listening and performance such as theaters,
churches, concert and recital halls, outdoor arenas, classrooms, multiuse
auditoria, libraries, music practice and rehearsal rooms, recording and
broadcast studios, sports venues, home theaters, and other spaces that people
meet to communicate and enjoy performance.
Updated throughout, this edition features:
New information on acoustical standards and guidelines for sustainable
building design. Additional, richly detailed case studies demonstrating
real-world applications, including the acclaimed Walt Disney Concert Hall and
many other building types. Nearly 200 photos and illustrations that further
elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques. New developments
in sound reinforcement and audio visual systems and their integration in room
design. Progress in research and future directions in acoustical modeling.
With fundamental conceptual understanding of basic acoustical principles
provided by Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition, building designers can
confidently create aesthetically and aurally pleasing spaces, while avoiding
problems that could be very costly, if not impossible, to solve later.