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Document ID (ISN)106403
CIS number 07-442
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-047-0
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Studies and Research Projects R-463
Author(s) L'Espérance A., Boudreau A., Gariépy F., Bacon P.
Title Noise reduction in day-care centres by reducing reverberation time: Analyses and case studies
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. iv, 61p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: CAD 7.42. + CD-ROM. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
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Abstract In Quebec, more than 16,000 employees of day-care centres and close to 85,000 children are exposed daily to often excessive noise levels which can reach above 90 decibels over short periods. This report describes a project aimed at proposing effective and economical noise reduction solutions. After measuring the acoustical characteristics of some 20 day-care centres, various solutions were proposed which were implemented and validated in ten of these centres. The data collected and results obtained have served as a basis for a guide for day care centres on how to reduce noise on their premises.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; noise level; day-care centres; sound absorption; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) sound absorbing materials; Canada; report; noise level measurement; noise reverberation; noise dosimetry; acoustics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise