Serviceability - Sound Transmission

Controlling sound transmission in buildings through wall, floor and ceiling assemblies is important for the comfort level and enjoyment of building occupants as they live, work and play in these buildings. Sound can come from a variety of sources: both internal to the building and environmental noise from the surrounding areas. The resources below explain how sound transmission is measured, and describe assemblies and other methods to limit noise transmission in buildings using components. 

Top Resources

This report and the accompanying educational presentation aims to explore the methods one can use to reduce sound transmission in assemblies constructed with wood trusses.

Best Practices

Controlling sound transmission in buildings through wall, floor and ceiling assemblies is important for the comfort level and enjoyment of building occupants as they live, work and play in these buildings. This step by step design guide aims to explore the methods one can use to reduce sound transmission in assemblies constructed with wood trusses.

The intent of this brochure is to provide some background on fire safe construction concepts, as well as examples of wood-based light-frame building systems designed to maximize fire safety.