Accession Number : ADA245273


Title :   Benefit/Cost Analysis of Interdwelling Noise Control in Multifamily Dwellings


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Augustine, Paul K ; Rowlands, W D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a245273.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : This thesis was undertaken to perform a benefit/cost analysis of interdwelling noise control in multifamily dwellings. Specifically, the benefit/ cost analysis was performed to determine whether multifamily dwelling owners would find it economically beneficial to provide multifamily dwellings that are insulated from interdwelling noise. In other words, does the marginal benefit to the owner (additional monthly rent) exceed the marginal cost of providing the added insulation? A questionnaire was used to survey tenants of one multifamily apartment complex in Monterey, CA to show that a market does indeed exist for sound insulated multifamily dwellings (ie: tenants are willing to pay to attenuate interdwelling noise), and that the amount they are willing to pay is relatively large compared to the marginal cost of providing the added interdwelling sound insulation.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL , ACOUSTIC INSULATION , NOISE , BENEFITS , COST ANALYSIS , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE