Originally published online at The Construction Specifier
Using structural insulated panel assemblies to keep the pease in hotels and multifamily units.
In the Dr. Seuss book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the title character says he is grumpy because of “the noise, noise, noise, noise” from his neighbors. Anyone who has stayed in a hotel or lived in multifamily housing and endured the TVs, stereos, snoring, and talking of others can empathize. In the United States, the most common complaint of hotel guests – accounting for 65 percent – is noise from other guests.
Recognizing the annoyance noise can cause in close quarters, the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) requires sound attenuation measures in certain instances. To simplify construction of STC 50-plus walls, a new type of assembly using structural insulated panels (SIPs) has been developed. Read more in the Construction Specifier: How SIPS Simplify the STC.