Webinar outlines how to tackle noise issues in mass timber builds

By Don Procter
Daily Commercial News
July 10, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

Tackling noise issues in mass timber (MT) buildings has not always been top of mind for design or building teams, but as the sector grows, especially in dense neighbourhoods in Toronto and Vancouver, noise is not an issue easily ignored. “Wood buildings offer great advantages…but sometimes in our world the acoustics are neglected,” said Andre Rioux, co-owner of AcoustiTECH, a panellist at a Canadian Wood Council (CWC) sponsored webinar called Simplified and Sustainable Acoustic Solutions to High-Performance Mass Timber Buildings. That should change, however, said Rioux, as soundproofing solutions improve in the growing mass timber building market. The webinar covered code requirements, flanking mitigation, the latest solutions with exposed MT ceilings, wet versus dry solutions. It looked at sustainability factors in noise mitigation solutions.

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