Work Item
ASTM WK57850

New Guide for Field Measurement of the Reduction of Impact Sound from Heavy Impact Sources When Using Floor Coverings

1. Scope

provide guidance on acoustic field measurement of impact sounds from heavy sources including frequency ranges, time response and frequency weighting, and microphone methods etc. Provide guidance on: number and position of measurements, size and geometry of weights and drop heights, sample size for floor covering


drop, impact, heavy, floor, sound, acoustic


guidance on field testing using heavy impact sources will provide an opportunity to communicate agreed upon best practices and pitfalls to avoid for successful data collection and reporting of results. user is likely to be consultant working on behalf of owners or architects

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E33.10

Committee: E33

Staff Manager: Kelly Paul

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-14-2017

Technical Contact: Ethan Bourdeau

Item: 004

Ballot: E33.10 (19-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item