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How to conduct these measurements would be a nice aca- and presented over 200 seminars and design workshops on

demic exercise. The classification categories could be based topics relating to “Architectural Acoustic Design” in 24

on an integrated sound level such as the A-weighted equiva- countries. Before starting his own consulting practice, he

lent continuous sound level (Leqli) over 15 minutes, with a worked for the firms of Armstrong World Industries,
value not exceeding something like 95 dB (A) for the highest Owens-Corning Fiberglas, and Paul Veneklasen Associates
noise spaces, and down to an LeqA over 30 minutes, with a Consultants in Acoustics.

value not exceeding perhaps 50 dB(A) for the more casual

dining spaces. Again, it would be dependent on the owner  ' -5 Keely Siebein is a senior consultant with

or other interested parties, maybe the National Restaurant  Siebein Associates, Inc., Gainesville, FL,

Association, to conduct this type of research to identify the I and has completed research on natural,

actual decibel-level ra.nges and how best to measure them. historic, and urban soundscapes, restau-

'5 rant and classroom acoustics, and

Good luck and happy eating! A ‘ performance space acoustics as well as

worked on over 250 projects around the

References . . .

world. She recently served as editor for an upcoming publica-

American National Standard Iiistitiite/Acoustiizl Society of America (ANsl/ “°“ °“m1ed B‘"""” 1,‘ Ki”"7’ I C"”mb“’_"”"5 “M
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Requirements and Guidelinajw Schoals, Part l.- Pennnnenlseliuoli. A£O\ISLi- Architecture of Sound. Keely chaired the Ad Hoc Committee

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Scott, G. (2019) An exploratory survey of sound levels in New York City ' “”°“‘“" "'°9"'“' "°““’“5’ d°“‘°“5'"‘'‘°“5' “"1
restaurants and bars. open linirnul ufsocial Sciences 5, 54-34. Available at d‘““d“‘°“: by d‘5““*’>“‘5““‘ :“°“5;“”:l5 ‘°"°““?>
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Siebeina K.» and Siebein, G. W. (2017). Case studies that explore the sound- I Famclpams: Gmduam Smdems and EH1), Came’
scape of dining. The Iuumal ufthe Acuustiml sueieiy iifmnenea 142, 2593. I U f I
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