Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM-08-01 2013)

Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (2013) outlines minimum recommended criteria for acoustics in the design and management of new healthcare developments, and addresses issues on the provision of temporary healthcare facilities, refurbishments and the control of noise and vibration during construction.

NHS-logo-on-signThe manual recommends acoustic criteria for:

  • Noise levels in rooms both from mechanical services within the building and from noise intrusion from external sources;
  • External noise levels – noise created by the healthcare building and operation should not unduly affect those that live and work around it;
  • Airborne sound insulation between rooms;
  • Impact sound insulation between rooms;
  • Room acoustics;
  • Audio systems; and
  • Audiology facilities.

The parameters to be considered include:

  • Equivalent continuous sound pressure level (LAeq);
  • Noise rating (NR) curves;
  • Vibration dose value (VDV);
  • Weighted standardised level difference (DnT,w);
  • Weighted standardised impact sound pressure level (L'nT,w);
  • Room acoustics; and
  • Speech transmission index (STI).

 

 

 

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