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2019/010: Regarding the code compliance of an intertenancy wall in an apartment building with respect to sound transmission

This determination considers the level of sound attenuation to a wall between two units in an apartment building.  The level of sound attenuation is less than that required in the relevant Verification Method for Clause G6 Airborne and impact sound of the Building Code.

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