Environmental noise from such
large-scale manufacturing sites as Advanced
Technology Facilities and Industrial
Facilities often presents financial and legal challenges.
We have the software, hardware, and more importantly the experience
to carry out environmental noise evaluation of your facilities.
We can construct noise propagation models of sites
based on facility buildings, fixtures, noise sources (obtained
from equipment vendors and/or field
ground contour, prevailing weather conditions, and other factors.
These models may be exercised to determine noise contours and
predicted property line noise levels, allowing noise mitigation
design to occur as early as the conceptual design phases of projects.
When our evaluation
effort is part of the design of a facility, we use the results
to provide timely design inputs in order to mitigate noise
generated from major sources. The
timely implementation of mitigation measures -- planned before
equipment is procured and installed -- are far more cost effective
than measures taken after the fact.
We can employ the same expertise and capabilities to address
your other unique environmental noise issues, large or small.
Our experience spans environmental impact studies, assessment of transportation
noise, building exterior acoustical design, and more. For industrial
and commercial facilities, noise prediction and mitigation efforts may be
required by zoning, ordinance, and permitting processes. In residential
settings, such efforts may be required during permitting; in
California, the Title 24 noise requirements for indoor and outdoor
noise levels (CNEL, sometimes referred to as day-night noise levels)
is often required prior to issuance.
Please contact us
to discuss your environmental noise concerns.