Acoustic emission of internal drainage in multi-storey buildings

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Abstract

The number of multi-story buildings continues to increase around the world, and as a result, the quality of life for those people living in these buildings requires ongoing evaluation. Many residents of multi-story buildings complain about noise disturbances from internal drainage systems, mostly from toilets flushing in the upper levels. This paper seeks to establish whether or not the noise from internal drainage systems in multi-story buildings affects daily human activity and sleep patterns. A survey was undertaken on a 6-storey building and used a sound level meter to measure noise levels on different floors in the building. The results showed that the building height does not influence the noise, nor does the noise affect human activity and sleep patterns, principally because the noise does not last longer than a few seconds, with a typical duration of 15 seconds or less.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structure, Engineering and Environment
EditorsZakaria Hossain
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2022
Event8th International Conference on Structure, Engineering and Environment 2022 - Yokkaichi, Japan
Duration: 10 Nov 202212 Nov 2022
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Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Structure, Engineering and Environment 2022
Abbreviated titleSEE 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokkaichi
Period10/11/2212/11/22
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