Sound isolation in construction systems separating occupied spaces in all types of buildings is a necessity. This guideline calls for improved acoustical analysis of assemblies, components and installation methods, and a more detailed inspection process beyond the minimum requirements traditionally found in building codes.
ICC G2-2010 provides recommendations such as:
From the Introduction
- Two grades of acoustical performance: Acceptable and Preferred performance levels for air-borne and structure borne noise. Both recommendations exceed the current code minimum.
- Specific design and evaluation techniques for managing potential degradation of acoustical performance in sound-rated assemblies caused by flanking paths and sound leaks.
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Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Development. Maintenance. About this Guideline. Development Committee. ICC G2-2010 Guideline for Acoustics.
Introduction. Scope. Terminology. Traditional Construction Practices. Recommendations for Acceptable or Preferred Performance. Design and/or Performance Verification. Reporting. Appendix A: Acoustical Review Checklist. Appendix B: Research Supporting Recommendations. Appendix C: System Performance and Flanking Transmission. Concrete and Masonry. Light Steel and Wood Frame. Appendix D: Other Occupancies with Acoustical Requirements.