Evaluation of Laboratory Test Results for the U.S. Gypsum Sight and Sound Screen System
Technical Evaluation Report
CERF Reports 40200
1997 / 30 pp.
- Out of Print
$22.00 List / $16.50ASCE Member
Stock No. 40200 / ISBN: 9780784402009
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF Service Center.
This report describes a HITEC evaluation of the Sight and Sound Screen System, manufactured by U.S. Gypsum Co., covering 11 performance issues. The Sight and Sound Screen (sold under the name of Ultrascreen) is a post-and-panel wall system designed to act as a sight and sound barrier for highways and as a privacy system for residential and commercial property owners. This report details the test procedures and analysis used to evaluate the system and provides the results. When the results are compared to the results presented in Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Sound Barriers, the evaluating panel concluded that the Sight and Sound Screen meets or exceeds all of the applicable evaluation criteria. Prospective users should review these findings for applicability to their local conditions and standards.