Sound Control in Construction
An internationally known environmental icon, Homasote Company is the oldest manufacturer of building products made from recycled materials in the U.S., and the only manufacturer of its kind in the Americas. Our 600,000 square-foot factory complex in New Jersey, is a few miles from the spot where George Washington crossed the Delaware on his way to the Battle of Trenton.
- Discuss how sound control can help reduce noise pollution, sleep disturbances, litigation costs and privacy issues for building occupants and owners
- Review building code criteria and guidelines including the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) to address sound control issues that affect building occupants
- Describe sound control strategies to alleviate noise-induced sound damage by utilizing mass, decoupling, absorption, acoustical sealant, and other design methods
- Examine sound control design methods for walls and floors using sustainable, mold-resistant fiberboards made from recycled materials