Codes & Testing

Avoid the sea of confusing information on industry codes and testing standards. Acoustics.com has compiled simplified, straightforward explanations, enabling you to ensure compliance and reduce your liability risks. Locate a specific code or test, find out what it means and/or who enforces it and learn about its strengths and weaknesses. Please check back often, as we are constantly updating this section. If you do not see the information you are looking for, contact us.


Codes:

Federal Highway Administration Noise Standard (FHWA)
Impact Insulation Class (IIC)
Noise Criteria (NC)
Noise Level Measurements
Noise Level Reduction (NLR)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Outdoor Codes
Sound Transmission Class (STC)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Universal Building Code/International Building Code (UBC/IIC)
National Building Code of Canada 1995 (NBC)

Standards/Testing:
Noise Criteria (NC)
Noise Isolation Class (NIC)
Noise Level Measurements
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC)
Reverberation Time (RT 60)
Standard Guide for Open Office Acoustics(ASTM E1374-02)
Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools      (ANSI S12.60-2002)



 
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