A review of AS/NZS 2107:2016 Acoustics Recommended design sound levels & reverberation times for building interiors


Lindsay Hannah , Wyatt Page


New Zealand Acoustics, 30(2), pp.4- 20 . (2017).

Abstract
Contemporary acoustic standards are essential to ensure standardization across government, private, and public sectors. In the case of AS/NZS 2107:2016 Acoustics Recommended design sound levels and reverberation times for building interiors, this standard reflects the progress in acoustic science and technology and in building design since its predecessor, AS/NZS 2107:2000 was published some 16 years ago. This paper provides comments and observations on the changes to the most recent version of the standard from the viewpoint of the authors, with oversight from our peer reviewer, who was on the Standards Australia Committee which drafted the 2016 standard. The aim of this paper is to provide the reader with a concise review of AS/ NZS 2107:2016, focusing primarily on the key changes and updates between the 2000 and 2016 versions of the standard