Deliver expert acoustical solutions to your clients with this one-of-a-kind guide that transforms theory into practice. This hands-on manual makes it a snap to design the acoustics you want. Written by noted authority James Cowan with the aid of his acoustical consulting firm Acentech, this manual shows you how to control noise and enhance sound in spaces of all types. Inside, you'll find just the right combination of easy-to-use tools, expert tips, and tested solutions. Developed with over 50 years of international experience by leaders in acoustical design, this resource supplies illustrated answers, a generous assortment of working checklists, charts, and other project-advancing tools, and innovative solutions to many typical acoustical problems. Showing you what it takes to make your projects work acoustically, no matter what the challenges, Architectural Acoustics Design Guide lets you: Avoid common acoustical design mistakes. Enhance sound in settings such as orchestral halls and auditoriums. Control noise in rooms of all shapes. Create acoustical privacy in a variety of settings. Maximize sound privacy in open-plan offices. Design settings such as courtrooms for both appropriate noise control and acoustical projection. Stop sound from penetrating walls and floors. Understand the uses of masking and background noise. Moderate noise in facilities from schools to airports. Designed as the ideal companion to the unparalleled architectural acoustical design and teaching tool, Architectural Acoustics on CD-ROM, this print resource also stands alone. It contains all the tools and tricks you need to master the acoustics of any space. Complete Architectural Acoustics Planning Kit Indoors Outdoors Room shapes Room dimensions Materials Sound source Sound type Noise barriers Masking systems Privacy Sound isolation Absorption Transmission Redirection Reduction Reverberation EchoesCowan, James is the author of 'Architectural Acoustics Design Guide' with ISBN 9780071359382 and ISBN 0071359389.