Sound Classification of Dwellings

Ken McGunnigle

New Zealand Acoustics, 17(1), pp.18- 24 . (2004).

Several years ago GibŪ Noise Control for Homes was a major national promotion and soon afterwards I set up an international eAmail work group to find a suitable framework for the acoustic quality for homes. The German guidelines issued by the German Institute of Engineers VDI 4100 were translated into English and distributed to the overseas and local members. A copy of the English version of INSTA 122:1997 (Nordic standard) was also obtained and distributed. A survey of the work group members asked three basic questions: Do we need to do a local survey of a need for acoustic quality for homes? Should New Zealand have an acoustic quality guideline document for homes?