The Devil is in the Details–article by J. Ehnert in The Construction Specifier

Jesse Ehnert discusses common culprits that undermine the integrity of acoustic designs in his recent article in The Construction Specifier, “The Devil is in the Details” (March 2012).

No matter the thickness, size, or rating of a floor, roof, wall, door, or window design, its acoustic performance will usually be determined by its weakest link. Sound leaks and flanking paths can render the best building element acoustically inferior. In other words, it is easy to waste, effort, resources, and money on sound isolating constructions by allowing such sound leaks and flanking paths to diminish and dictate overall acoustic performance.