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RR-331, “Guide to Calculating Airborne Sound Transmission in Buildings.” Download (Updated: 2018-12-20)
RR-334, “Apparent Sound Insulation in Concrete Block Buildings.” Download
“The ASTC Rating of Constructions with Precast Concrete Hollowcore Floors.” Download
Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Report A1-012467.128 March, 2018
“The Transmission Loss of 203 mm Thick Prestressed Precast Concrete Hollowcore Floors.” Download
Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Report A1-012467.228 March, 2018
“Best Practice Guide on Fire Stops and Fire Blocks and their Impact on Sound Transmission.” Download
NRCC-49677 June 2007