NOISE - THE QUIET REVOLUTION

This paper, presented to the 1979 Annual Meeting of the Scottish Branch of the Institution of Municipal Engineers at Hamilton, deals with the background to legislation on noise insulation, giving details of methods of its measurement and assessment. The requirements of the noise insulation (Scotland) regulations 1975 are summarised. Advice is given on its preparation and supervision of noise insulation controls and on the types of window and ventilation units available for secondary insulation. Problems associated with the insulation of properties forming part of a contiguous facade are discussed. The effect of construction noise and its insulation requirements are also dealt with. Although the insulation of properties improves the living conditions of those near highways, other forms of protection such as physical separation of road and dwelling should be considered in preference since they provide an environment free area. Although some form of environmental pollution by new highways is unavoidable, the effects can be kept to a minimum by the effective application of design expertise. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fleming, J M
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00322170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM