Noise from road, rail and air traffic
With development land in short supply, many sites that are, or have the potential to be, developed are affected by noise from transport corridors, whether that be road, rail or air transport.
Within cities, these noise sources can also include underground trains which themselves have the potential to generate levels of ground borne radiated noise and vibration.
Measuring road, rail and air traffic noise
Measuring the level of transportation noise and vibration affecting a development site is a 4-step process:
- Step 1: Measure the existing levels of transportation noise and vibration;
- Step 2: Assess and predict the effects of any known changes to the flow or alignment of transport using our proprietary acoustic modelling software package;
- Step 3: Use this acoustic model to advise the design team on:
- The optimum design layout for the development site so that the cost of future mitigation to reduce and/or control the impact of road, rail and/or air transport noise is minimised;
- Necessary design measures to reduce the transport noise to a level that is consistent with national and local planning guidance and policies.
- Step 4: Work with the design and construction team to achieve the desired targets through on-site monitoring and post construction commissioning tests.