The detrimental effects of subpar acoustic environments have been the subject of an enormous amount of research over the years. To help ensure occupant comfort and privacy, the National Construction Code contains requirements for the acoustic performance of wall and ceiling systems. Meeting these requirements goes beyond simply selecting the right acoustic materials. Sound flanking, the quality of the workmanship, caulking, the existence and treatment of penetrations, and the incorporation of bridging items and structural elements can all have an impact on the assembled system's overall performance.
Reducing Noise in Buildings: Design Considerations for Wall & Ceiling Systems explains how the right materials, products, assemblies and installation methods can help create a positive acoustic environment. Certain acoustic design strategies alter the amount, size, or properties of essential materials—for example, by adding more layers of plasterboard lining. Other approaches modify the installation, structure, or composition of the wall or ceiling assembly. In most cases, the best approach is to combine a few different strategies to achieve the acoustic performance required for the specific application.
Gyprock has developed a broad range of acoustic systems to help specifiers and builders meet acoustic requirements with confidence. A range of Gyprock's acoustic products are also suitable for use in areas where enhanced acoustic performance will improve the experience of the space. To maximise acoustic performance, these products can be used in conjunction with the Rondo QUIET STUD® Acoustic Wall System.
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