Acoustics quiz

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Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Acoustics

There are many proprietary acoustic products available, which of these statements is true?

The performance of products can vary significantly even though the products may appear to be similar
Acoustic vinyl flooring is good for impact sound because it addresses the issue at source
Standard office ceiling tiles help significantly with airborne sound insulation
Floor treatment systems all provide a similar improvement in sound insulation

Sound insulation requirements are included in which part of the England and Wales Building Regulations?

E
B
A
L

Impact sound insulation is generally important for what?

Floors only
Walls only
Floors and walls
Neither walls nor floors

Application of the mass law shows that ...?

2 times the mass gives approximately 10 dB increase in sound insulation
3 times the mass gives approximately 5 dB increase in sound insulation
2 times the mass gives approximately 5 dB increase in sound insulation
3 times the mass gives approximately 12 dB increase in sound insulation

For separating floors between dwellings which of these statements are true?

Separating floors must include structural concrete
The ceiling part of the floor can have a significant effect on the acoustic performance
The floor treatment applied is usually insignificant to the acoustic performance
There is a wide range of separating floor solutions that can be used in steel framed buildings

In England and Wales the airborne sound requirement for a separating wall between purpose built dwellings is ...?

DnT,w + Ctr ≥ 40 dB
DnT,w + Ctr ≤ 45 dB
DnT,w + Ctr ≥ 45 dB
DnT,w + Ctr ≤ 40 dB

Which of these statements is correct?

It is generally easier to provide sound insulation for high frequency sound
It is generally easier to provide sound insulation for low frequency sound
Sound insulation materials have the same effect on high frequency and low frequency sound
Sound insulation is only required for low frequency sound

Which of the following statements are true for acoustic design of hospitals?

Sound insulation between rooms is not an important design consideration
Hospitals must be constructed using Robust Details
Hospitals must undergo on-site acoustic tests
The main reference for acoustic design of hospitals is HTM 08-01

For walls within the same dwelling (internal walls) which of these statements is true?

Internal walls must be at least 150 mm thick
Two layers of plasterboard must be used on both sides of an internal wall
For internal walls it is not necessary to demonstrate compliance with regulations by PCT or using Robust Details
Specially designed 'acoustic' studs must be used for internal wall construction

Acoustic insulation testing is generally carried out at ...?

One single frequency
A range of frequencies from 100 Hz to 3150 Hz
Two specific frequencies of 100 Hz and 3150 Hz
A range of frequencies from 300 Hz to 1000 Hz