W. David Seidel, AIA is a California licensed architect with a great deal of experience in acoustics and soundproofing. David can assist your team with designing or peer reviewing the proposed soundproofing as well as improving the acoustics of your next project. David has 19 years experience in both commercial and residential design and construction.
Image shows a fire and soundrated floor/ceiling assembly. For almost a decade now, the building code requires a minimum isolation from footfall impact noise. That is good thing; however, the code minimum falls far short of many condominium owner’s expectations. Most condos are in litigation and most of that litigation has something to do with hearing the neighbors.