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ETMS ACOUSTICAL CONSLATANT

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Test report
Clint:
British Broadcasting Corporation In cairo
Test date:
28 5-2014
Location:

160 nile st. agouza cairo Egypt

Test method
It is based on
ASTM E4I3-2004" Classification for Rating Sound insulation"

Project discretion
This studios based in Cairo Egypt and unique place in Cairo nile view It is complex of sound
and shooting studio and outside noise was normally 75 db and when the rash hour it measurers
88 db and it is very high noise
And that use technique of wall damping construction for sound isolation
and it is a flat in the 3 floor and the flat at self have huge panoramic glass window for
wonderfull view of the nile and the background noise is very huge and it is consist of
1-traffic noise
2-loudspeaker of the call of prayer
3- some festival on the Nile small ship
4- internal noise of the place ( can manage it )

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Test object
1- Measure outside studio background noise
2- Measure inside studio background noise
3- Compare the measurements with the standard

Description of test
Instruments: sound level meter paa3 S/N 00380650
ACOUSTICAL calibrator B&K S/N 1897713
PAA3 SOFTWARE
Mac book pro laptop
Test procedures
Closing all the doors and start test with

SPL meter
EQ OF room
RT 60

Space and time average


-

Average 6 meter from entrance door


Average 300 sec time

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Test result
Test result are appended with summary provide as following
The status of audio booth edit1-edit2-shooting studio1 shooting studio 2

According to case study of all that rooms the thickness of isolated material
enough to reach to the requirement
The measurement of wall :

Description
Audio booth
Edit1
Edit 2

Db from inside
room
32.00
34.6
31.6

Db out of
room
85
85
85

Audio booth

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Edit 1

Edit 2

The measurement of door:


Description
Door

Db from inside
room
34db

Db out of
room
61 db

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Out of the room


Real time analyzer inside the studio with recommended NC:

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The reverberation of the all rooms


1- Audio booth
2- Edit 1
3- Edit 2

1.1

Sound Requirements
Sound requirements are divided into the following different criteria:

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Airborne Sound Insulation

The following minimum airborne sound insulation between different


spaces, Rw (dB)1) are required:

From other space to the Large and Medium space ,


covered wall: 44 dB 2)

From other space to the Large and Medium Conference


room, all glass wall: Optimal 40 dB, minimum 37 dB.

From other space to the small and XSmall room. Optimal


40 dB, minimum 35 dB 3).

From Corridor4) to rooms: 35 dB 3)

It is recommended that the door should be classified (laboratory


value) with minimum Rw 35 dB.
1)

Or the equivalent values according to Sound Transmission Class


(STC) from ASTM
2)

The subjective perception of Rw 44 dB is that normal conversation


cannot be heard, conversation with raised voices and shriek can be
heard.
3)

The subjective perception of Rw 35 dB is that normal conversation


can be heard and conversation with raised voices can be perceived.
4)

Applies normally for the wall with door.

Requirements in detail:
Airborne sound insulation is expressed in terms of a weighted field
sound reduction index Rw [dB] 1) according to international standards,
e.g. ISO 717-1. Measurements shall be done according to
international standards, e.g. ISO 140-4.
1)

Field value (Rw) = the actual sound insulation that is measured


in the finished building, e.g. between two rooms.
Laboratory value (Dn,c,w and Rw) = The sound insulation that is
measured in laboratories with the special conditions applying just
there. When a supplier describes his products sound insulation
ability it is often a laboratory value.
1.1.2

Impact sound insulation

Impact sound insulation is needed to prevent disturbance due to e.g.


people's footsteps and scraping of chairs. The impact sound
insulation capacity of the construction is measured as the level of
impact sound in adjoining spaces.

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Maximum impact sound level in the meeting room:


from any other space: 65 dB
from corridor: 60 dB
Requirements in detail:
Impact sound level is expressed as the weighted impact sound level
Ln,w [dB] according to international standards, e.g. ISO 717-2.
Measurements shall be done according to e.g. ISO 140-7.
1.1.3

Room Acoustic

Room acoustical measures are needed to achieve optimum audibility,


to increase the sound propagation losses, to improve work
environment and to reduce noise level.
There are several terms for description of room acoustical qualities.
The reverberation time is the most common method and is also the
term which is easiest to understand subjectively.

The reverberation time in the meeting room should be 0,3 to


0,5 seconds1)

1)

Reverberation time can be hard to estimate without thorough


measurements.
Opposing parallel surfaces may cause flutter echoes stemming from
the sound bouncing back from the parallel surfaces over and over
again. A very practical test to check for this is to stand in various
positions in the room and clap your hands loudly once in every
position. If the clap sound is crisp, clear and distinguishable then the
acoustics of the room are good enough for video conferencing.
On the other hand, if you hear diffusions as though more people are
clapping their hands at the same time, there is flutter echo present
and this will affect the sonic quality of the room. This will call for
adding absorbers in the room, see below
Another way of stating requirement on room acoustics is to state the
least area of absorbers, as the proportion of the ceiling surface, and
the absorption class of the absorber. Sound absorbers are classified
in accordance with ISO 11654.

The suspended ceiling should consist of absorber tiles


according to Absorber Class A (ISO 11654)1) and cover as
much as possible of the ceiling.

Installing absorbers also on walls (approx 10% of wall area)


will generally improve the acoustics.

1)

Or corresponding quality of NRC Noise Reduction Coefficient, or


SAA - Sound Absorption Average from ASTM C423.

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In larger rooms, auditoriums, and larger rooms for training/education


et cetera a more thorough planning is advised. Absorbers should be
worked out and placed regarding room size, room shape and form of
work. Some basic principles:

1.1.4

In long rooms (>9m) the rear wall should be fitted with absorbers
or sound diffusing material. Alternatively the rear wall is inclined.
(Bookshelves, cabinets, panel work or other equipment has a
favorable effect).

In rooms with large clear floor space or varying furnishing, there


will be a risk of flutter echo between floor and ceiling. In order to
avoid flutter echo in such cases, the ceiling could be constructed
with a combination of reflecting and absorbing material.

In order to increase the perceptibility of voice and facilitate for


speakers in large rooms, the ceiling can contribute with useful
sound reflection. Also in these cases the ceiling could be
constructed with a combination of reflecting and absorbing
material or with absorbers with lower sound absorption at medium
and high frequencies.

Noise from services and appliances

The term noise from services and appliances refers to the maximum
total sound level from all services and appliances in normally
furnished spaces. The requirements relate to the aggregate sound
level from all services and appliances, which generate noise of long
duration. Examples of these are HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation
and Air Conditioning systems), lifts when in operation, et cetera.
Max allowed: 40 dB(A)
Optimal: < 35 dB(A)

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Requirements in detail and more reading:


The given requirements for noise of long duration relate to the mean
sound level, i.e. the equivalent sound level. The total maximum sound
level due to noise of short duration that can be accepted is 5 dB(A)
higher. Examples of this are running of water, starting and stopping
of lifts.
The requirements apply for the maximum sound level (LAmax) which is
the highest recorded instantaneous sound level measured with time
weighting S (slow). LA is the A-weighted sound level pressure
designated dB(A) which is read on a sound level meter that complies
with the requirements in international standard, IEC Publication No
651 or equivalent.
Sound pressure level at low frequencies shall be limited. To fulfill this
requirement the C-weighted sound level pressure designated dB(C)
shall not exceed 55 within the Occupation Zone.
1.1.5

Traffic Noise

Traffic noise is noise from road, rail and air traffic.


The sound level inside the meeting room due to traffic noise is
expressed in terms of the equivalent sound level per 24 hours (mean
value), designated dB(A), and the maximum instantaneous sound
level (of short duration) in dB(A), with time weighting F (Fast).
The highest equivalent sound level / instantaneous sound level due to
all normal traffic outside the building apply indoors in normally
furnished spaces with windows closed.
I.e mean value dB(A) / short duration dB(A):
Max allowed: 40 dB(A) / 55 dB(A)
Optimal: < 35 dB(A) / 50 dB(A)

Conclusion :
Enoshmink had finished the work in the studios of BBC on 28/2/2015 and the work
was checked by enoshmink and we have the final result that achieve ur technical
requirments in the rooms

Dr. ibrahim elnoshokaty


2015

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