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Re: GSBN:Re: STC of Straw bales

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<font size=3>I recall that there was some sound transference testing done
in Australia, too, a few years back.  John Glassford would know the
parties/testing involved.....  John? 
Also, for what it's worth, there's a big tarped (unplastered) straw or
hay-bale sound wall built at the Albany, NY airport, which we ran a blurb
about in TLS # 34, pg 27.  We were sent a tiny article about it,
from "The Flyer," Vol. 2, #2.  The article is quoted as
saying "The U-shaped roof-less structure is used to absorb and
divert noise during testing and maintenance of aircraft engines.  It
has reduced aircraft noise by 20 deciBels, as measured in adjacent
residential areas.  The pen is based on similar facilities in Fresno
&amp; San Luis Obispo." 
Maybe there's information from these closer-to-home CA facilities, that
Bruce "fly me" King could check into.....? 
At 11:01 PM 10/15/02 +0200, you wrote: 
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>Bruce, Tom 
There is a chance that we will be doing a test here regarding the SB
acoustic insulation value. The test if executed will be in a test
facillity at the Eindhoven University normally used to test window frames
so I expect that the measured values will till how well the test facilty
functions. I am sure that a properly executed SB wall has excellent sound
insulation properties far exceeding normal brick walls. What are STC
numbers? We don't use this qualification here. BTW the test will
incorporate a spectral distribution. 
At 12:22 AM 10/15/02, you wrote: 
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>> I recall there was some
discussion of SB sound transmission on the 
> list some time ago, including anecdotal evidence provided by
> Straw Wolf's rock band or some such.  Anyone have any solid
> for Katie?  Failing that, anyone have any good stories to tell?
To my knowledge, no formal tests have been done to provide STC numbers
various sound frequency levels (such as building engineers sometimes
We all know they're mighty quiet, and that it's hard to shout through a
to someone on the other side, but don't have the exact geek numbers as
Or, if someone does, I would very much appreciate learning of it, as
culmination of the EBNet test program aims to be a compilation of
testing of ALL sorts done to date - by EBNet or by
Rene Dalmeijer