- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 12 Apr 2018
Sound v noise
- No observed effect level – the level of noise exposure where there is no effect on health or the quality of life.
- Lowest observed effect level – adverse effects on health and the quality of life can be detected.
- Significant observed adverse effect level – the level of noise exposure where there can be significant effects on health and quality of life.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Agent of change.
- Airborne sound.
- Approved Document E.
- Ash deafening.
- Building acoustics.
- Building Bulletin 93: acoustic design of schools.
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
- Deed of easement.
- Environmental impact assessment.
- Flanking sound.
- Noise nuisance.
- Planning condition.
- Impact sound.
- Intruder alarm.
- Reverberation time.
- Robust details certification scheme.
- Sound absorption.
- Sound frequency.
- Sound insulation.
- Sound reduction index (SRI).
- Structure-borne sound.
Featured articles and news
How are bids evaluated?
Ensuring products contribute to personal safety.
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
A new theory for managing large complex projects.
A new guide to fire safety and security in the selection of doorsets.
Review of the long-awaited discourse on these beautifully produced, colourful wallpapers.
Well-designed lighting helps maintain a healthy physiological and psychological balance.
Transferring the risk for obtaining the target BREEAM rating.
A simple but effective way to determine the root cause of an issue.
BSRIA report suggest the European market will double to 415 million Euros by 2023.