AN ACOUSTIC EVALUATION OF CRAD OFFICE SPACES AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS, OTTAWA

Authors
  1. Crabtree, R.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In office areas featuring open plan architecture, satisfactory acoustic privacy is difficult to achieve without considering the factors which affect the transmission of sound between work places. The speech privacy afforded by the current layout of the Chief Research and Development offices at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, was estimated by determining the Articulation Index between a number of typical work places. It was found that many contiguous areas were not likely to provide adequate speech privacy for employees. An increase in the level of background noise and a re-arrangement of the office furniture for more effective sound reduction would provide a marked improvement in acoustic privacy.
Report Number
82-R-15 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1982
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
82-02693
CANDIS No
37070
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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