Since the Control of Pollution Act 1974, the Department of Transport's specification for road works has featured a clause concerning the control of construction noise. A description is given of a computerised method developed to predict and monitor construction noise. Models can be derived for various stages of the project, e.g. demolition, earthworks, based on a site measurement station where all noise-sensitive locations and working plant can be seen. Up to nine items of plant and 10 sensitive locations can be covered by a 144k microcomputer. It is suggested that the model could be used at the design stage to agree on a noise control system, at the tendering stage to help in selecting appropriate plant and at the construction stage for monitoring noise levels. Experiments are being conducted to analyse drainage design, visual intrusion and prediction of traffic noise using similar equipment. (TRRL)

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Smith, C
  • Publication Date: 1987-5-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 168
    • Issue Number: 4946
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM