Acoustic flanking performance of mid‐rise Light Gauge Steel (LGS) structures – Phase 1 Scoping Study

Light Gauge Steel (LGS) structures have great advantages in terms of lower weight, easier to transport, minimum construction wastes and shorter construction time.

Although the resistance of various light gauge systems, including floor and wall systems, under different loading cases has been widely recognised and tested, there is very limited information on the acoustic flanking performance of LGS structures.

This scoping study lays the groundwork for developing a robust methodology for assessing the acoustic flanking performance of LGS buildings.