Residential & Commercial Noise Studies

Noise Studies for Residential, Commercial and Mixed-use Developments


We offer noise studies for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. We have worked on projects ranging from single residences through to large developments with hundreds of buildings and commercial units. Our engineering staff have expertise in local and state ordinances, noise modeling and building design.

Our work typically involve prediction of exterior and interior sound levels and recommendations for acoustical wall locations and heights, window and door Sound Transmission Class (STC) or Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings, building wall construction requirements. We typically perform a site survey to ensure we are taking all relevant noise sources into account in our analysis. We will provide a report ready for submittal and can assist you through the planning process.

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The reports we provide include:

Examples of noise and vibration assessments prepared by us include:

  • Project description, location and noise sources;

  • Noise standards applying to the development (including any CUP, noise ordinance and General Plan standards);

  • Noise modeling maps with predicted noise levels at the site;


  • Recommendations to achieve the noise standards, which may include:

  • Location, height and construction of exterior sound walls and barriers

  • Required sound ratings for walls, windows and doors, with guidance on required construction

  • Placement and sound proofing of vents

  • Our reports have been┬áreviewed by┬ánumerous city planning departments. We're familiar with their expectations and we work with this in mind.
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