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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

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PDF Reader, 649 pages

Original File Size : 8304KB

Compressed File Size : 7547 KB

Overview :

Sound insulation is an important aspect of building performance. This book is a comprehensive guide to sound and vibration theory and its application to the measurement and prediction of sound insulation in buildings. It enables the reader to tackle a wide range of issues relating to sound insulation during the design and construction stages of a building, and to solve problems in existing buildings.

The book has been written for engineers, consultants, building designers, students in acoustics, researchers and those involved in the manufacture and design of building products.

Key aspects are that it:

  • Explains the fundamental theory using examples that show its direct application to buildings
  • Guides the reader through the links between measurement and theory
  • Explains concepts that are important for the application, interpretation and understanding of guidance documents, test reports, product data sheets, published papers, regulations and Standards
  • Makes direct reference to ISO and EN Standards on sound insulation
  • Contains a large number of illustrations showing measurements, predictions and example calculations for quick reference

Carl Hopkins previously worked on building acoustics and environmental noise at the Building Research Establishment. During this time he was involved with sound insulation in research, consultancy, standardization, and building regulations as well as being an advisor on acoustics to government departments. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool within the Acoustics Research Unit of the School of Architecture.

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More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building :

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

Requirement :

PDF Reader, 297 pages

Original File Size : 19317 KB

Compressed File Size : 18455 KB

Overview :

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000 copy best selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

New material includes:

  • more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
  • updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
  • a section on prefabricated straw bale walls
  • a wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
  • a section on common mistakes
  • budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.

Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

The authors, Chris Magwood and Peter Mack, are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries.

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More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building :

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

Requirement :

PDF Reader, 297 pages

Original File Size : 19317 KB

Compressed File Size : 18455 KB

Overview :

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000 copy best selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

New material includes:

  • more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
  • updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
  • a section on prefabricated straw bale walls
  • a wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
  • a section on common mistakes
  • budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.

Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

The authors, Chris Magwood and Peter Mack, are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008