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ERIC Number: ED018068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF CARPET IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS.
GARRETT, JOE B.
THOSE IN CHARGE OF PLANNING AND COSTING HAVE FOUND FAVOR WITH CARPET AS A PRACTICAL, ACOUSTICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MATERIAL. CARPET FITS WELL INTO IMPROVED AND DESIRABLE DESIGN IN TODAY'S COLLEGE BUILDINGS. CARPET PLAYS THE ROLES OF SEVERAL MATERIALS, PERFORMING SIMULTANEOUSLY, ACOUSTICAL, THERMAL, AESTHETIC, SAFETY, AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS WHICH MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO COMPARE DIRECTLY WITH MATERIALS WHICH ACT AS FLOOR COVERINGS ALONE. DOCUMENTATION MEASURING CARPET CHARACTER HAS PROVED THAT CARPETING IS MORE AND MORE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING SPECIFIC DESIGN TASKS AND ACCOMPLISHING SPECIFIC DESIGN OBJECTIVES, ONLY SOME OF WHICH RELATE TO THE FACT THAT IT ACTS AS FLOOR COVERING MATERIAL. ACOUSTICALLY, CARPET ABSORBS VERY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF AIR-BORNE NOISE WITHIN A ROOM. A PROPER COMBINATION OF CARPET AND PADDING CAN EASILY PRODUCE NOISE REDUCTION COEFFICIENTS OF .60 OR GREATER. THERE IS ALMOST TOTAL ELIMINATION OF NOISE CREATED BY FOOTFALLS OR TAPPING OBJECTS ON THE CARPETED FLOOR. SELF-NOISE IS ALSO GREATLY REDUCED. OTHER ADVANTAGES OF CARPETING ARE--(1) LESS LIGHT REFLECTION FROM FLOOR, (2) HIGH DEGREE OF SAFETY, AND (3) CIVILIZED STANDARD OF CONDUCT ASSUMED BY STUDENTS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE CASE HISTORIES OF A NUMBER OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WHICH HAVE USED CARPET EXTENSIVELY AND HAVE OBSERVED ITS EFFECTS CLOSELY. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PLANNING ANALYSTS, U.C.L.A. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 3, 1965. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Management.; American Carpet Inst., New York, NY.
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