ERIC Number: ED035210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Traffic Noise Index: A Method of Controlling Noise Nuisance.
Langdon, F. J.; Scholes, W. E.
This building research survey is an analysis of the social nuisance caused by urban motor ways and their noise. The Traffic Noise Index is used to indicate traffic noises and their effects on architectural designs and planning, while suggesting the need for more and better window insulation and acoustical barriers. Overall concern is for--(1) finding unacceptable noise levels, (2) discovering how traffic noise is propagated, and (3) determining effective traffic noise control for buildings. Graphs and charts are used to distinguish the relationship between noise levels and distances. (TG)
Descriptors: Acoustic Insulation, Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Building Design, Controlled Environment, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Hearing (Physiology), Motor Vehicles, Planning, Public Facilities, Research and Development Centers, Road Construction, Site Development, Traffic Circulation, Traffic Control, Vehicular Traffic
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts (England). Building Research Station.
Identifiers: Building Research Station (England)
Note: A version of this paper was published in the Architects' Journal, 1968, Vol. 147, April 17th