Mining can be a precarious business. Extracting resources is usually a colossal undertaking, often involving the alteration of entire landscapes, and, as such, it requires due preparation for the assessment and mitigation of any hazards that are expected to arise. Noise is one of those inevitable hazards found on a mine site, and is responsible for a host of complications, including the deterioration of worker hearing and the disruption of entire communities.Read more →
Pile driving is critical to the construction of some of the some of our most important pieces of infrastructure. However, it comes accompanied by a level of noise unrivalled on most worksites. How loud are pile drivers, exactly, and what can be done to reduce the noise level?Read more →
Any contractor with a few years under their belt has experienced it: neighboring residents and businesses struggling to handle the nearby construction noise decide to issue formal noise complaints, delaying the project or outright ending the viability of its completion.
Noise reduction in commercial activities like construction, demolition, utilities, road and rail works is no easy feat – the worksites are tough, often exposed to adverse weather conditions, harsh materials, dust, and debris, and optimal noise-absorbent materials like foam don’t take too kindly to rough contact, rain, or heat.Read more →
Much like construction activity, demolition work also comes hand-in-hand with disruptions to other people’s and businesses’ activities. Reducing the extent of those disruptions is not only the correct and considerate thing to do, but it will also lower the chances of complaints arising and stifling your demolition project. Here are a few ways to avoid demolition complaints.Read more →
New York City is a melting pot of culture, bright lights, big buildings, and loud noise. As one of the world’s biggest cities, utility repairs, property developments, and constant construction activity are expected phenomena. This can prove problematic for residents of the city, who are exposed to constant environmental noise. Usually nights and weekends offer respite from the noise; however, in bustling hubs like New York City, owing to a handful of variables like time and safety, and working after hours is simply a necessity in many cases.