CAA MTL Local Chapters
ASTM Building Acoustics Standards for the next Decade – Presentation and Discussion Panel
March 25 2022
EV building – Concordia University
1515, Ste-Catherine Street West,
Room EV 2.260 (Normand Hebert Room), 2nd floor
5 – 7 pm.
This 2-hr session is aimed primarily at anyone using or referencing ASTM Building Acoustics test methods or classifications, and will explore all aspects of current ASTM Building Acoustics Standards, including recent updates and their strengths and weaknesses.
Firstly, Dr. Roderick Mackenzie, Deputy Director of Consulting at Soft dB and Chair of the ASTM E33.02 Speech Privacy Sub-Committee, will present a 30-minute overview of how ASTM standards are created, and summarize the most commonly used ASTM standards in building acoustics. Areas where standards are lacking will also be generally identified for further exploration during the panel discussion.
In the second 30 minutes of his presentation, Dr. Mackenzie will present and explain in more detail the two most recent additions to ASTM; E3207-21 and E3222-20a for Low- and High-frequency impact sound ratings, including the rationale behind the ratings, their use, and their limitations.
Following the presentation, a 1-hr panel discussion will take place, focusing on what works well in the standards, instances where the standards are too onerous or do not reflect subjective response, and suggestions for new standards such as music noise evaluation, etc. The goal will be to take back to the ASTM sub-committees this feedback to address issues and help revise or develop the next generation of these standards.