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dc.contributorDepartment of Building Environment and Energy Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMak, Cheuk Ming (BEEE)en_US
dc.creatorCheung, Kin Yeung-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleA survey on acoustic environments in open-plan offices in PolyUen_US
dcterms.abstractOpen-plan offices have become popular these years because of their flexible spaces. These types of offices facilitate communication and sharing of ideas between office occupants. However, the noise distribution problem is one of the most serious problems in open-plan offices. The poor acoustic conditions will lead to a lack of privacy between each other. Occupants working in this office layout may easily be affected by activities happened surrounding them and cause distractions when working, while distraction will lower the office productivity. Speech privacy and noise level are two main conditions for acoustic measurements.en_US
dcterms.abstractIn this thesis, the aim is to analyse the acoustic environment of open-plan offices in PolyU. In-field measurements and distribution questionnaire will be carried out in selected open-plan offices. Physical measurement and subjective evaluation are then compared and find out the relationship between the objective results and the subjective view. Acoustic parameters regarding the open-plan offices are introduced. Correlations between the acoustic parameters with the subjective view are also described.en_US
dcterms.extent93 pages : color illustrationsen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHOffices -- Designs and plansen_US
dcterms.LCSHOffices -- Noiseen_US
dcterms.LCSHOffice layouten_US
dcterms.LCSHWork environmenten_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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