11 septembre 2015 — Bien qu’il y ait certains points communs entre les facteurs permettant d’atténuer les bruits aériens et ceux permettant d’atténuer les bruits d’impact, ces derniers sont bien plus complexes à mesurer, classifier et atténuer. Étant donné que les bruits d’impact génèrent beaucoup plus d’énergie que les bruits aériens, ils se propagent plus facilement et rapidement dans la structure du bâtiment.
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L’acoustique présente des défis à quiconque recherche un niveau de performance en cette matière. Qu’il soit question d’une construction neuve ou d’un projet de rénovation, il importe de se poser les bonnes questions, au bon moment.
Many co-owners carry out work to renovate their apartments, after moving in, to make them more in tune with their tastes and personalities. Redecorating the premises and integrating new equipment,such as in the kitchen or the bathroom, is a legitimate endeavor. However, before a project can begin, you will need to verify whether the work in question is subject to prior authorization. Some work can be carried out without prior authorization, while other work requires the approval of the board of directors or of the general meeting of co-owners.
The apartments of a co-ownership must be adequately sound proofed; otherwise, discord will be on the menu of the community of co-owners. Quite simply, appropriate soundproofing should be on top of your shopping list.
An apartment held in divided co-ownership caught your attention. You seriously consider buying it, but before making a commitment, you would like more information about the neighborhood. To obtain additional information to that supplied by the co-owner seller, it will often be necessary to conduct your own survey. This is important on account of the possibility of abnormal neighborhood annoyances caused by noise, odors and smoke, the main cause of co-owners’ conflicts.
I am constantly disturbed by noise in my condo, because its soundproofing is deficient. The co-owners living upstairs aggravate me, because of constant barking and loud music. My next door neighbour has the same problem with her neighbors above, who have recently installed hardwood floors!
Question: What are our recourses to remedy this problem?
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