Building acoustics measurements: an innovative solution with automatic recognition and optimized workflow

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Erik Aflalo


Monday 1 june, 2015, 15:40 - 16:00

Auditorium 2 (592)

Building acoustics measurements in the field is governed by various sets of measurements and calculation standards for assessing the acoustic performance of buildings. Additional equipment to a sound level meter required to perform measurements (sound sources, tapping machine) usually need additional people to handle them and a remote control mechanism in the sound level meter for triggering the source. Furthermore, the equipment must be moved around the building repeatedly to carry out a measurement campaign. A rigorous field approach and an easy workflow are thus essential in order to conduct a measurement campaign easily and efficiently. The solution has been designed so that each step eliminates superfluous actions, avoids errors and optimizes work through smart organization of measurements and data storage, automatic identification of each measurement type and on-the-fly calculation of standardized indicators according to various standards, including the new ISO 16283 series, replacing the ISO 140 series. The purpose of the paper is to present an optimized workflow, with the principle of recognition of the different types of building acoustics measurements as keystone (source room, receiving room, impact noise, background noise, reverberation time measurements). A description of the principle together with the different hypothesis and detection methods used will be outlined.

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