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Title: Untied cavity party walls: structural performance when using AAC blockwork

Ref Code: IP1/99
Authors: R C de Vekey and G Hickson

Abstract1: Unwanted noise is the most frequent cause of complaint by occupiers of dwellings with party walls. Therefore the concept of a cavity party (separating) wall, built with loadbearing masonry but without wall ties, has generated wide interest. This paper describes a series of element tests, followed by a full-scale model test, that show that an untied cavity party wall can be a stable structure and achieve satisfactory sound attenuation. It will interest manufacturers and suppliers of AAC blocks, building designers and specifiers.



Year Published: 1999

ISBN: 978-1-86081-282-8


Pages: 8


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