STC, NRC & IIC – What’s The Difference???

By Neil Teasdale | October 18, 2017

STC (Sound Transmission Class) represents a material or product’s ability to block sound from travelling through a wall, ceiling, floor or other building assembly – in other words, to stop airborne noise transferring from place to place. It is the most common …

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The Difference Between Low, Mid & High Frequency Noise

By Neil Teasdale | October 17, 2017

You’re probably aware that different sounds have different frequencies, but what’s the difference between high and low frequency sounds? And what about mid frequency sounds? If you’ve been wondering about the differences between sounds of varying frequencies and how they …

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Soundproofing – Why Soundproof?

By Neil Teasdale | October 16, 2017

Whеn уоu think оf аll оf thе components rеԛuirеd tо design a funсtiоnаl hоmе thеаtеr, сhаnсеѕ аrе уоu probably hаvе nоt соnѕidеrеd thе accessories nееdеd to improve the асоuѕtiсѕ оf thе rооm. Even if you purchase thе most tесhnоlоgiсаllу аdvаnсеd …

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Apartment Flanking Noise Control

What is Flanking Sound?

By Neil Teasdale | October 5, 2017

Flanking sound consists of sound vibrations that bypass the sound attenuation components in wall or floor assemblies between rooms or suites to emerge as noise on the opposite side of the separation.  Flanking exists in all buildings and its effect …

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Soundproofing Private Office Spaces

By Neil Teasdale | October 3, 2017

Millions of Canadians spend 40 or more hours working in office buildings each week. Unfortunately, not all the time spent by office employees is productive, as the buildings they work in are a constant source of unsolicited noise. If you’ve worked …

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Multi-Family Complex Sound Control

New Requirements in the 2015 Canadian National Building Code: Flanking Noise

By Neil Teasdale | September 28, 2017

The recently updated National Building Code (NBC) of Canada 2015 presents a new way to control airborne sound transmitted between adjoining spaces. While past versions of the code specified criteria for noise transmitted directly through separating wall, floor and ceiling …

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Decibel Levels - Exposure Chart 2 - How Loud is Too Loud

Background Noise – How Much is Acceptable?

By Neil Teasdale | September 27, 2017

Background Noise is the noise level at a given location and time, measured in the absence of any alleged noise nuisance or sound sources being studied. It is also referred to as the ambient or residual noise. Background noise is …

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The Truth About Sound Control Underlayment

By Neil Teasdale | September 26, 2017

Property Managers have to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues to do with building systems and materials. Combine that with the challenging personalities you have to deal with and it’s surprising that you can convince anyone to become a Property Manager! It’s especially difficult when you …

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Compelling Facts About Sound, Noise & Soundproofing

By Neil Teasdale | September 22, 2017

Here at Hush City Soundproofing, we are always hunting down new information about acoustics and soundproofing, both for our own research, and to share with you. Along the way we’ve come across some pretty interesting stuff. See our favourites and …

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