The Book of Acoustics

7.0 How to design with acoustics

7.6 The acoustic design toolbox


  • Clap test
  • Reverberation time
  • Sabine’s Formula


  • Absorbers
  • Blockers
  • Maskers
  • Diffusers

Codes and standards

  • Sound Transmission Class (STC)
  • Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC)
  • Sound Absorption Class (SAC)

Expert assistance

  • Acousticians
  • Treatment suppliers
  • Specialists for specific applications
  • Universities – consulting services, student interns

The Book of Acoustics

This is a handbook for architects and interior designers who want to create acoustically beautiful spaces that make people feel happier, healthier and more productive.