Fabio Scamoni

Fabio Scamoni

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Introduction
Fabio Scamoni currently works at the Construction Technologies Institute ITC, Italian National Research Council. Fabio does research in Building Acoustics and Acoustic Engineering. Their current project is 'Experimentation of an innovative and sustainable coating system aimed at the renovation of buildings (project in collaboration with Lombardy Region)'. Now is working on an ILT on the laboratory measurement of the sound absorption coefficient of absorbing materials.
Additional affiliations
December 1987 - present
National Research Council - Italy
Position
  • Acoustic performances of buildings and building elements
December 1987 - October 2015
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Senior Researcher - Head of Acoustics Laboratory
Description
  • - Study of acoustic criteria and parameters for new and existent buildings, testing of acoustic performance of building elements in laboratory as well as in-site. – Participation in Italian, ISO and CEN standardization groups in building acoustics
December 1987 - October 2015
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Senior Researcher - Head of Acoustics Laboratory
Education
September 1977 - September 1981
Università degli Studi di Milano
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (97)
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Italians were the first European citizens to experience the lockdown due to Sars-Cov-2 in March 2020. Most employees were forced to work from home. People suddenly had to share common living spaces with family members for longer periods of time and convert home spaces into workplaces. This inevitably had a subjective impact on the perception, satis...
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Indoor living walls are important decorative elements that can recreate a natural garden in enclosed spaces. Several aspects are addressed by the scientific literature such as, for instance, classification, the effects on air quality and indoor temperature, greater aesthetic and psychological impact, and improved acoustic treatment of indoor spaces...
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The External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) represent the most widespread solution in Italy for the renovation of facades in order to increase the thermal insulation; it is therefore important to assess their acoustic performance. This paper reports and discusses the acoustic improvement of a façade after ETICS application, in a full-...
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The absorption coefficient measured in the impedance tube is compared with that measured in free field conditions by the use of a multifunctional spherical microphone array, consisting of eight digital MEMS microphones distributed in a rigid sphere. These are used to collect all the acoustic data needed to calculate the sound absorption coefficient...
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L’ITC CNR ha progettato e realizzato un edificio sperimentale con caratteristiche ZEB equipaggiato per il monitoraggio delle diverse grandezze energetico-ambientali e acustiche e finalizzato alle verifiche prestazionali di elementi edilizi ed impiantistici. Sono descritti alcuni esempi applicativi e casi di studio su particolari componenti ed eleme...
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The Italian acoustic classification of buildings is described by two standards, now under revision. The UNI 11367 gives a detailed description of the classification scheme, including sampling procedures and calculation of uncertainty and is useful for buildings with a large number of homogenous elements. The UNI 11444 involves the selection of the...
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The internationally recognized procedure ISO 354:2003 for measuring sound absorption coefficients under diffuse field conditions is now under revision. The main reason for this revision is the limited reproducibility of absorption coefficients measured in different laboratories that may have significant implications spanning from room acoustic desi...
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The Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is a basic requirement for the design of energy-efficient buildings since it affects the occupants’ well-being and health inside buildings. Over the years, the issue of IEQ has been widely investigated under different perspectives: from the first experiments aimed at assessing the physiological response of ind...
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Gypsum board walls are widely used in today’s buildings. A possible way to considerably increase the sound insulation performances of such lightweight walls is to apply double-layer gypsum panels screwed together. Being the boards separated by a thin air gap, there is no shift of the critical frequency from the single-layer case. Moreover, it is po...
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The scientific community, along with the worldwide governments, debate about the performances of buildings for decades and today the subject is still of topical interest. The recent regulatory framework requires increasingly high energy-efficient buildings in order to reduce the overall impact of building sector and to improve the user’s well-being...
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In recent years the acoustic qualification of buildings has gained more and more importance at international level. One of the central elements for determining the sound quality of houses is the insulation against external noise. In fact, many issues related to excessive noise in dwellings arise from their inclusion in noisy environments, or from t...
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This paper describes the design principles underlying the Round Robin Test (RRT) carried out among the laboratories of the Sound Absorption working group of the Italian Standardization Body (UNI). In recent years, the determination of the measurement uncertainties in the fields of building and room acoustics has attracted increasing attention. In p...
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This paper describes the design principles underlying the Round Robin Test (RRT) carried out among the laboratories of the Sound Absorption working group of the Italian Standardization Body (UNI). In recent years, the determination of the measurement uncertainties in the fields of building and room acoustics has attracted increasing attention. In p...
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This paper describes the design principles underlying the Round Robin Test (RRT) carried out among the laboratories of the Sound Absorption working group of the Italian Standardization Body (UNI). In recent years, the determination of the measurement uncertainties in the fields of building and room acoustics has attracted increasing attention. In p...
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The strategic role of description and analysis of the results reached in terms of characteristics of the products: innovative, sustainable, recycled materials; innovative elements with respect to the traditional systems (low thicknesses of insulating layers, soundproofing and heat insulation); maximum flexibility of application and purposes; applic...
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This paper reports and discusses the results of on-site measurements carried out on a lightweight multi-layered gypsum partition in a full-scale experimental ZEB building. The wall configuration under study was first characterized in laboratory and then on-site, in a situation that presented many issues related to flanking transmissions. In order t...
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The determination of the sound absorption coefficient according to ISO 354 depends on the measurement of the reverberation time which, in turn, must be determined in diffuse field conditions. It is then of importance to determine how to state such conditions. This paper aims at describing the diffusion of the sound field in the space and frequency...
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Energy efficiency of buildings is a critical issue for international and national policy. The European Directives provide strict requirements for buildings, imposing the near Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standard for new or refurbished public and private buildings starting from 2018 and 2020, respectively. Furthermore, Zero Energy Building (ZEB) is...
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The enhancement of energy performance of buildings has become a pillar of energy policies. The main target is the cut of energy consumption to reduce buildings footprint. This aim is pursued by introducing constrains on building requirements in terms of properties of basic materials and components and exploitation of renewable energy sources. That...
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The Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) refers to the quality of indoor spaces in relation to the health and well-being of users. IEQ is a holistic concept considering various components of the overall indoor comfort: thermo-hygrometric, lighting, air quality and acoustics. Each component is described through specific performance indicators and benc...
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The Lombardy Region and the Construction Technologies Institute (ITC)of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) are promoting the development of an innovative coating nano-material for building retrofitting. The research aims at obtaining a material with higher sound absorption features if compared to conventional plasters, as well as fair the...
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The Lombardy Region and the Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy are promoting the development of an innovative coating nano-material for building retrofitting. The research aims at obtaining a material with higher sound absorption features when compared to conventional plasters, as well as fair thermal and...
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In recent years the attention given to the measurements in the low frequency range has considerably increased, as well as their uncertainty evaluation; nevertheless, the uncertainty of field measurements, in particular façade sound insulation, has not been comprehensively investigated. ISO 12999-1 gives the uncertainty for airborne and impact sound...
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The research and experimentation described in this study, aim to select an innovative material to be used in the refurbishment of buildings located in densely populated urban areas and / or in areas characterized by noise from transport infrastructures, in order to achieve both a substantial reduction of noise exposure and an improvement in energy...
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La sperimentazione ha avuto come scopo l’individuazione di un materiale innovativo per rivestimento di pareti, con elevate caratteristiche acustiche e termiche, da utilizzare in aree urbane densamente abitate e caratterizzate da forte inquinamento acustico. Sono stati selezionati tre materiali, i quali sono stati sottoposti a prove di isolamento e...
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SACBO S.p.A. in collaborazione con ITC CNR ha proseguito un Piano di Azione, per favorire la compatibilità ambientale tra le attività legate al traffico aereo e il territorio interessato. Nello specifico ha individuato un insieme di edifici ad uso residenziale abitativo localizzati in prossimità dell'aeroporto di Orio al Serio, su cui saranno effet...
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Il rapporto tecnico UNI TR 11175, per il calcolo dei requisiti acustici passivi, è in fase di revisione e ANIT, Associazione Na-zionale per l’Isolamento Termico e acustico, è stata incaricata dal gruppo di lavoro UNI GL 04 di coordinare la riscrittura dell’Appendice B che riporta i “Dati di calcolo”. Di seguito vengono fornite informazioni in merit...
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Individuazione di un sistema innovativo e sostenibile, per la riduzione dell’esposizione al rumore e del consumo energetico, utilizzabile in aree urbane con elevato inquinamento acustico. Si distingue dai sistemi tradizionali di isolamento acustico e termico in edilizia garantendo la massima flessibilità di applicazione e destinazioni d’uso. Contri...
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The Institute for Construction Technologies (ITC) is a scientific facility of the National Research Council (CNR), which operates mainly in the civil engineering sector. The ITC is a multidisciplinary organization headquartered in San Giuliano Milanese with branches in Bari, L’Aquila, Padova and Napoli. The Institute carries out applied research, a...
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The paper deals with the effect of outdoor noise mainly due to traffic and façade sound insulation on indoor noise level and speech intelligibility in classrooms. Results refer to the complete building stock of the Italian school buildings based on a census of the Italian Ministry of Education. The selected school sample consists of more than one h...
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The aim of this work is the definition of a methodology to analyze the number of buildings exposed to every noise level band, to estimate the required facade sound insulation for indoor comfort, and to evaluate the acoustic classes that would characterize existing building facades adopting the proposal for a new International Organization for Stand...
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The paper deals with the façade sound insulation of Italian schools placed in Lombardy and Tuscany Regions. The selected sample consists of more than one hundred façades of Italian schools of all levels (from nursery to upper secondary school) and built in different time periods and building technology. For this reason, the selected sample can be c...
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The international standard ISO 140-5 for the measurement of the sound insulation of building facades has been recently replaced by the new standard ISO 16283-3. The revised standard includes the procedure for measurements at low frequencies down to 50 Hz. The uncertainty of facade sound insulation, in particular at low frequencies, was evaluated by...
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L’isolamento acustico di facciata viene valutato in modo molto diverso nei vari paesi dell’Unione Europea. Una panoramica dei diversi requisiti normativi e schemi di classificazione in Europa è riportata nel paragrafo 2. I requisiti normativi sono divisi in due categorie principali, relativi alle prestazioni dell'edificio - isolamento di facciata,...
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La misurazione delle prestazioni acustiche di elementi di edificio è storicamente ef-fettuata nell'intervallo di frequenze compreso tra 100 Hz e 5000 Hz, come descritto nella serie di norme ISO 10140 [1] per il laboratorio e dalla recente serie ISO 16283 [2], per l’opera. Negli ultimi anni e, nello specifico, a seguito della pubblicazione della dir...
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Abstract: In general, uncertainties should preferably be determined following the principles laid down in ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, the Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM:1995). According to current knowledge, it seems impossible to formulate these models for the different quantities in building acoustics. Therefore, the concepts...
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In recent years the acoustic qualification of buildings has gained more and more importance at international level. Building renovation is one of the most common ways to improve the acoustic quality of the existing buildings; in particular, schools buildings are the ones that need more attention. In this context, the sound insulation requirements,...
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The paper presents the results of a study on the relationship between environmental noise and façades sound insulation requirements to ensure acoustic comfort in indoor environments. In particular, it analyzes the relationship between outdoor noise determined according to the European Noise Directive and limit values necessary for the acoustic clas...
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In general, uncertainties should preferably be determined following the principles laid down in ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, the Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM:1995). According to current knowledge, it seems to be impossible to formulate these models for the different quantities in building acoustics. Therefore, the concepts of r...
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The international standard ISO 140-5 for the measurement of the sound insulation of building façades will soon be replaced by the new standard ISO 16283-3. This revision includes the procedures for measurements at low frequencies down to 50 Hz. The uncertainty of façade sound insulation, in particular at low frequencies, was evaluated by a Round Ro...
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The sound insulation of façades plays a key role in the improvement of indoor living comfort and protection of the inhabitants from the disturbing noise coming from the outside of the buildings. In order to define law limits or classification schemes, this requirement needs to be related to the outdoor noise impact, expressed as the free-field leve...
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The uncertainty of field measurements of a façade was evaluated by a Round Robin Test (RRT) conducted in a full-scale experimental building at the Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (ITC-CNR). Each of the 9 teams involved in the RRT replicated the tests 5 times, for a total of 45 measurements, while reverb...
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The sound insulation of façades plays a key role in the improvement of internal living comfort and protection of the inhabitants from the disturbing noise coming from the outside of the buildings. Only in few countries, on-site measurements and evaluations are made, in order to verify the real performance of building façades. Italy is one of them a...
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The uncertainty of field measurements of a lightweight wall, a heavy weight floor and a façade with a single glazing window was analysed by a Round Robin Test (RRT), conducted in a full-scale experimental building at ITC-CNR (Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy). Each of the 9 teams involved in the RRT repl...
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In the recent years, the improvement of buildings energy performance has received more and more attention. The acoustic aspects are still considered often in a separate context, even if the acoustic and thermal insulation strategies applied to building structures could lead to bet-ter results if considered jointly, as both are based on the correct...
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1. Introduzione Lo studio analizza e valuta il processo realizzativo degli interventi di bonifica acustica di facciate di edifici residenziali siti nelle vicinanze dell'aeroporto di Bergamo-Orio al Serio, seguendo tutte le sue fasi comprendenti, in particolare, l'individuazione delle abitazioni necessitanti di bonifica, la definizione degli interve...
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Le prove eseguite su campioni costituiti da materiali che si presumono essere identici, in condizioni presumibilmente identiche, in genere non portano agli stessi risultati. Ciò è da attribuirsi a errori inevitabili in ogni procedura di prova. In particolare in acustica edilizia, l’accuratezza dei metodi di misura dipende da molti fattori, e inform...
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The book reports the results of Cost Action TU 09 01 concerning Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions. Volume 2 is referred to acoustic performances of typical constructions in different European countries. Chaper 13 is referred to Italy
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The book reports the results of Cost Action TU 09 01 concerning Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions. Volume 2 is referred to acoustic performances of typical constructions in different European countries. Chaper 13 is referred to Italy
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The sound insulation of façades plays a key role in the improvement of internal living comfort and protection of the inhabitants from the disturbing noise coming from the outside of the buildings. ITC CNR, the main Italian Building Research Institute, has collected a dataset of on-site façade sound insulation measurements that includes data from re...
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This paper presents the results of a research study undertaken as part of two Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) of European COST Action TU0901, carried out at the Construction Technologies Institute ITC CNR of Milan with the aim to review, analyse and interpret substantial field data relating to the façade sound insulation. The host institution...
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This paper presents the results of a research study undertaken as part of two Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) of European COST Action TU0901, carried out at the Construction Technologies Institute ITC CNR of Milan with the aim to review, analyse and interpret substantial field data relating to the façade sound insulation. The host institution...
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The acoustic classification of housing units is the end point of an articulated and complex process, which necessarily requires sharing experience and expertise both during design and realization. In recent years, many European countries and in particularly Italy, have seen a significant increase in the construction of residential buildings. Many b...
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The uncertainty of field measurements of a lightweight wall and a heavy floor was analysed by Round Robin Test (RRT), conducted in a full-scale experimental building at ITC-CNR. Each of the 9 teams involved in the I-RRT replicates the tests 5 times, for a total of 45 measurements, while the repetitions of reverberation time were 110. Both for sound...
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Visto l'interesse a livello nazionale ed internazionale sulla scelta del descrittore che meglio può identificare l'isolamento acustico di componenti edilizi, si è indagato quale tra R w , R w +C e R w +C tr riassuma meglio le prestazioni acustiche del serramento, utiliz-zando il data set delle prove di potere fonoisolante di serramenti, svolte negl...
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La problematica dello stato di conservazione e di rispondenza alle normative esisten-ti dell'edilizia scolastica è da tempo oggetto di interesse nazionale. In tale contesto i re-quisiti di isolamento acustico, soprattutto per gli edifici vicini a zone aeroportuali, rive-stono carattere di primaria importanza. Nel presente lavoro si analizzano i dat...
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La norma UNI EN 14351-1 specifica le caratteristiche prestazionali dei serramenti e le relative modalità di determinazione ai fini della marcatura CE ed individua regole di estrapolazione dei risultati sulla base delle interdipendenze tra le caratteristiche ed i componenti. Sulla base delle indicazioni contenute in tale norma, il gruppo di lavoro 2...
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A settembre 2007 è stato siglato un Protocollo d'Intesa tra Regione Lombardia, Pro-vincia di Bergamo e SACBO inerente la realizzazione di interventi di mitigazione acu-stica nell'intorno aeroportuale definito dalla Commissione Aeroportuale ex art.5 del D.M. 31/10/97 [1], finanziata dalla Società di gestione dello scalo. La prima fase del Protocollo...
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La procedura di classificazione acustica definita nella norma UNI 11367 [1] è stata applicata al caso reale di un edificio residenziale a tipologia seriale, nel corso di un'attività svolta in collaborazione con Assimpredil ANCE di Milano. In questo lavoro in particolare si descrive l'analisi statistica relativa alla procedura di campionamento e si...
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One of the important elements for determining the sound quality of houses is the insulation against external noise. The approach to the façade insulation acoustic requirement adopted in the various countries is very diversified also because closely related to the external noise climate. The main issues related to the façade sound insulation are inv...
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The study concerned the evaluation of sound insulation of light structures, such as wooden roof. A first analysis was focused on laboratory evaluations of different sequences of layers, obtained with both common and innovative mate-rials. Based on the results obtained with the laboratory tests on the acoustic behaviour of the insulating configurati...
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La prestazione acustica di porte e portoncini d'ingresso riveste un'importanza fondamentale nel determinare le prestazioni acustiche di unità immobiliari sia per quanto riguarda l'isolamento tra ambienti interni (caso di locali di appartamenti contigui con presenza di portoncini d'ingresso, camere di degenza, aule scolastiche) che per l'isolamento...