Tag Archives: noise


Luxury high-rise specified sound-deadening underlayment


Challenge: Specifying underlayment for new flooring at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, a hotel in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The developers of the resort, Donald Trump and Dezer Properties, wanted an underlayment that would address noise abatement, crack suppression, and potential mold issues.

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Sounding Off on Acoustic Sealants


In the February issue of The Construction Specifier, we published the article, “Using Gypsum Wallboard for Acoustical Control,” by Ashwin L. Himat. The piece dealt with new drywall products designed to reduce noise. However, one reader was concerned there was a bigger picture to keep in mind. Steven Zalben, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, wrote:

The use of acoustical sealant to reduce sound transmission was only cursorily mentioned. Using an appropriate sealant on both top …

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