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Action FP0702 : Net-Acoustics for Timber based lightweight buildings and elements

Action FP0702 is a COST action in the field of Forestry and Forest Products. General information about the COST program can be found on the COST Website at http://www.cost.esf.org . COST Action FP0702 entered into force on February 2008; 15 European countries as well as Australia and New Zeeland have participated in this Action. The Action is to last until 26 August 2012.

As outlined in the MoU, this action is focused on the acoustics and low frequency vibration of timber based lightweight buildings and building elements. Airborne and impact sound performances as well as sound from service equipment are considered over a frequency range including low frequencies (50 to 100 Hz) where lightweight buildings are likely to have performances lower than in heavy buildings. Low frequency vibration (below 25 Hz) such as floor vibration due to people walking is also considered, and particularly its subjective aspect.

4 working groups have been created, all dealing with timber based lightweight buildings and building element: WG1 on prediction methods for sound and vibration performances WG2 on measurement methods for sound and vibration performances WG3 on comfort assessment for sound and vibration WG4 on building acoustic design.

A brochure of Action FP0702 can be viewed by clicking on the overview button (upper left).

In 4 years, knowledge has increased by gathering existing data, as well as by supporting, guiding and coordinating new research activities at national level in order to benefit from this research work. 3 workshops have been organized in Växjo SE (2009), Delft NL (2010) and Zürich CH (2011) with technical presentations on the different subjects considered; a list of these presentations can be viewed by clicking on the workshop presentations button (upper left) and the presentations downloaded.  

All the Action outcomes has been presented at a Final Conference held in Grenoble France on October 18 2012; a list of these presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentations button (upper left) and the presentations downloaded. All the Action production has been gathered in an e-book, distributed at the conference, but also accessible from this website through the e-book button (upper left).

Organisation:

Chair: Michel Villot, CSTB, Acoustics and Lighting Department, France

Vice-chair: Jean-Luc Kouyoumji, FCBA, France

Working Group Leaders:
WG1: Eddy Gerretsen, TNO, Netherland
WG2: Delphine Bard, Lund University, Sweden
WG3: Ben Zhang, Napier University, Scotland and Birgit Rasmussen, SBI, Denmark
WG4: Bart Ingelaere, Belgium Building Research Institute, Belgium

Cost officer following the action: Melae langbein, COST office, Brussels Belgium

Note: Only action members can go further than this first presentation page