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Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition by Ken C Pohlmann, F. Alton Everest

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CHAPTER 17

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Sound Isolation: Walls, Floors, and Ceilings

The construction of walls, floors, and ceilings is fundamental to any architectural endeavor. When the space within will be acoustically sensitive, those elements take on additional importance. In addition to structural integrity, these partitions must work as sound barriers to isolate the interior space from exterior noise, and to isolate the exterior from the interior sound. To satisfy this acoustical requirement, these structural barriers must be designed and constructed in ways that are considerably different from typical building specifications.

The requirement of sound isolation calls ...

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