Acoustic barriers are perfect for mitigating noise at major construction sites and on demolition projects. They are also an effective solution for large music events and festivals. However, in some cases, one row of the 12-foot sound-reducing panels is not tall enough to produce the desired results. That’s why Echo Barriers are designed to be easily installed vertically in an overlapping system that can create a wall or curtain of barriers, assuming no external loads, up to 20 times the height of one panel. The structure must be stable enough to support the extra wind and weight loads, but the vertical installation allows contractors to construct tall acoustic barrier curtains that can provide flexibility for noise control.
Event organizers can mitigate the noise levels by building large walls of sophisticated acoustic noise-reducing barriers that can be as high as needed as long as the barriers are attached to the support structure as well as each other and all loading considerations are accounted for. These curtains of advanced technology panels interlinked to one another can provide up to 26db reduction in the field or more in controlled scenarios, at certain frequencies the barriers can absorb more than 90% of excess noise.Read more →
Proactively planning construction noise management is going to save you potential problems further down the line on your projects, as well as instil confidence in project stakeholders. If noise complaints happen to arise, you could find yourself in a sticky situation with costly delays almost inevitably marring the completion of construction.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.
After-hour construction permits can be a saving grace when fighting against time to meet deadlines or when daytime activity or other restrictions make it difficult or impossible to undertake the project during daylight hours. However, there are numerous factors that make undertaking work at night much more difficult, including employment costs, red tape, and dreaded noise complaints.Read more →
The laws around noise pollution and noise limits are important in maintaining quality of life for everyone, although it becomes increasingly problematic in bigger cities like Austin. However, you may be surprised by what the law says in this Texan metropolis...Read more →
It takes a global pandemic to bring megacities like New York to a halt. While there are tremendous consequences for many people and businesses as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown period, there is a silver lining to be acknowledged. Normally regarded as a painfully loud place, New York City – like so many other metropolitan centers around the world – is experiencing historically low noise levels. The closure of businesses, the cessation of most construction, and confinement of millions upon millions of people has drastically changed the sensory experience of city life.Read more →