The two articles I chose to read for the assignment were:
Construction Methods and Materials for Noise Control
by Nick Gromicko and Ethan Ward
by Nick Gromicko
Both articles, when put together, do a very good job of helping to tackle the unavoidable problem of noise pollution. This can be done in different ways while building a structure, such as thickening the walls & floors to absorb sound. It can also be achieved after a structure is already built, by carpeting the rooms, or adding in soundproof panels. However, before all that, you need to know exactly what kind of sound pollution you’re likely to encounter. Airborne sound transmissions are going to require a different strategy than are impact-sound transmissions. Understanding how sound moves through the air & solid objects is the best way to begin achieving optimal control of noise.