ISO 10848 (all parts) specifies measurement methods to characterize the flanking transmission of one or several building components.
ISO 10848-4:2017 specifies laboratory and field measurements of buildings where at least one of the elements that form the construction under test is a Type A element (defined in ISO 10848‑1).
Laboratory measurements are used to quantify the performance of the junction with suppressed flanking transmission from the laboratory structure. Field measurements are used to characterize the in situ performance and it is not usually possible to suppress unwanted flanking transmission sufficiently; hence, the results are primarily representative of the performance of that junction when installed in that particular building structure.
The measured quantities can be used to compare different products, or to express a requirement, or as input data for prediction methods, such as ISO 12354‑1 and ISO 12354‑2.