Construction Noise Studies

We are a leading provider of construction noise studies. We provide noise assessments and analysis for construction activities. For a typical construction noise study, we will develop a three-dimensional computer noise model for the construction sites based on the equipment and construction methods used and predict noise levels at nearby sensitive uses. We can evaluate the construction noise impacts at the nearby noise sensitive locations using the computer noise model and local noise ordinances.


Construction Noise Control Plan

We prepare a Noise Control Plan for the projects. We typically provide our construction noise analysis as part of a Noise Control Plan written to the requirements of the project's specifications. The construction noise analysis is to evaluate construction noise impacts at noise sensitive uses nearby the project sites using the computer noise models and the noise standards set-forth by state and local agencies. After determining compliance with the project specifications or local ordinances, we can specify the construction methods and mitigation measures needed to control noise.


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Construction noise measures may include:

  • Strategic placement of acoustic barriers around construction equipment or around the project site

  • Use of alternative construction methods or equipment

  • Schedule work to avoid simultaneous activities that both generate high noise levels

  • Provide mufflers or shield paneling for construction equipment, including internal combustion engines, recommended by manufacturers thereof

  • Noise modeling maps with predicted noise levels at the off-site sensitive uses.

  • Project Experience

    We have worked on numerous construction projects, including new-build construction projects, building renovations, pipeline projects, natural gas plant construction, Metro line construction, and airport construction. In addition to providing technical noise analysis, we can monitor noise and vibration levels during construction in accordance with any project specifications or requirements.

    Examples of our project work include:

    Oil Drilling Project, San Luis Obispo County, California
    This project involved the redevelopment of an existing oil field in a rural area. Various noise sensitive uses surrounded the project site. Our work included modeling and predicting noise levels for construction of the drilling sites, drilling operations and road traffic. Our analysis was included in the project’s Environmental Impact Report.

    Los Angeles International Airport Terminal Construction Vibration Studies/Monitoring
    We were contracted by two construction companies to predict and monitor vibration levels during shoring installation at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Airport. Daily vibration monitoring reports were provided to the contractors for several months during construction.