Study on the weighting of building acoustics descriptors and their influence on the quality of acoustic comfort for the occupants

Rui Silva, Jorge Patrício, Daniel Aelenei

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Abstract

It was recently created in Portugal a methodology for residential building acoustics classification. This methodology takes into account three levels of evaluation, being one of them, the dwelling. To evaluate the dwelling are considered eight descriptors which are weighted by specific coefficients in order to establish a differential influence of each descriptor in the dwelling's final evaluation score. This paper focus on a detailed analysis on the reliability of these weighting coefficients as values that are supposed to reflect the population complains related to the various types of sounds (neighboring; external; equipment) they are exposed to, and so that on which descriptors have more or less influence in the acoustic comfort provided by the dwelling. The magnitude of these coefficients was studied and obtained through a social survey, conducted using a fill tool on-line. Based on the obtained results, it was possible to define a set of adequate values for these coefficients, and thus compare them with the ones established on the acoustic evaluation scheme for residential buildings existing in Portugal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Forum Acusticum (FA 2014)
EditorsB. Borkowski
PublisherEuropean Acoustics Association, EAA
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Electronic)978-836140228-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th Forum Acusticum, FA 2014 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 7 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of Forum Acusticum
PublisherEuropean Acoustics Association, EAA
Volume2014 - January
ISSN (Electronic)2221-3767

Conference

Conference7th Forum Acusticum, FA 2014
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period7/09/1412/09/14

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