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 →
While noise attenuation measures should certainly be taken in any construction, refurbishment, build-out, or renovation settings, works that are undertaken inside buildings and within closed spaces are often less noisy to the public, given that everyone outside the building already falls in the acoustic shadow of its walls. On the other hand, in an outdoor context, any noise produced by construction activity can spread far and wide, potentially disturbing a considerable number of nearby residents and local businesses.
Fencing serves a multitude of purposes, from keeping a site or a property secure, to ensuring the safety of passersby and pedestrians. Often, we may be performing loud construction and demolition activities within the fenced-off area, such as cutting with saws, removing concrete and rock with jackhammers or pneumatic drills, or simply having a generator on site to keep the site sufficiently powered.Read more →
Acoustic panels are the best way to tend to a wide variety of noise control problems. Whether your construction activities are exceeding legal limits or a generator unit is bothering neighboring residents and local businesses, acoustic panels can attenuate the noise level and offer protection, relief, peace, and quiet. There is one issue, however: many of the most acoustic panels and acoustically-absorbent materials are also great at absorbing water and moisture. This is problematic on multiple levels:
There is nothing quite as irritating as a noisy HVAC unit when you simply want to get to work on a site or relax in your office space or home. All HVAC systems are bound to make some noise, given that they are shunting air throughout a building, and normal noise levels are generally well worth tolerating for the comfort your HVAC provides.
Choosing the right material for a noise barrier is harder than it may seem. There are a number of considerations beyond "does it eliminate noise?" that may not be obvious. For example, some materials absorb sound while some simply reflect it, often worsening the issue. Some materials are easy to work with while some require careful craftsmanship to use effectively.Read more →