NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 1 – Structural and Serviceability Performance
Project T1-4 – Serviceability Performance of Timber Systems
PI: Sylvain Ménard
The basic acoustic property required for room acoustic design is the absorption coefficient of the construction materials. However, no such information is available for the materials and assemblies used in MT buildings (Zhou et al. 2019), and acoustic performance information is even missing for some of the solutions currently in use. To address these information gaps, this sub-project will establish a database of the acoustic performance properties of various construction materials that could be used in wood buildings. The database, which will be developed based on a literature survey, and laboratory and field testing, ultimately will support acoustic design and material selection toward providing satisfactory acoustic performance in wood buildings.