20/30383513 DC - BS ISO 23591. Acoustic quality criteria for music rehearsal rooms and spaces

20/30383513 DC

BS ISO 23591. Acoustic quality criteria for music rehearsal rooms and spaces

Status : Current, Draft for public comment   Published : October 2020



This document specifies differentiated criteria for acoustic conditions and characteristics for spaces used for music rehearsal. The criteria are specified for different types of music, regardless of the type of building in which the spaces are located. The document provides criteria for room acoustics in spaces used for music rehearsal, whether this is the primary use of the spaces or they are multi-purpose spaces. Together with the acoustic criteria, requirements are given for net room height, net room volume and net area.

Criteria for acoustic conditions are differentiated on the basis of three music types: amplified music, quiet music and loud music. Definitions of these are given in Clause 3.

The document is intended to be used in the planning of new buildings and the refurbishment of existing ones. The document can also be used to assess the suitability of existing spaces for different musical purposes. The document can be used for the adjustment of rooms and spaces whose primary purpose is not music rehearsal such as sports halls, classrooms, assembly halls, multi-purpose rooms, etc. Flexible acoustic solutions can be used in order to cover several purposes of use.

The criteria in this document are not intended to be applied to large, specialized concert halls, opera venues and similar spaces which are basically designed for concerts and performances.

The document does not deal with the need for logistics, storage rooms for instruments and other key support functions relating to music rehearsal. Sound insulation criteria are not included in this document.

Standard Number20/30383513 DC
TitleBS ISO 23591. Acoustic quality criteria for music rehearsal rooms and spaces
StatusCurrent, Draft for public comment
Publication Date14 October 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3382-2, ISO/PAS 20065, ISO 3382-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 80000-1:2013, ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1, EN 15251, DIN 18041:2016, EN 12464-1, NS 8178:2014, ISO 16032, ISO 1996-2, ISO 18233, ISO 354:2003, ISO 1996-1:2016
International RelationshipsISO/DIS 23591
Draft Expiry Date07 December 2020
DescriptorsReverberation time, Airborne sound insulation, Buildings, Acoustic measurement, Sound intensity, Acoustics, Impact sound insulation, Laboratory testing, Acoustic testing, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Construction systems parts, Frequencies, Sound insulation
Title in FrenchTitre manque
File Size1.465 MB
NotesWarning: this draft is not current beyond its expiry date for comments.

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