ACTUAL AND ACCEPTABLE NOISE LEVELS INSIDE DWELLINGS NEAR MAJOR ROADS AND FREEWAYS: THE CREDIBILITY GAP

When recommended design sound levels for building interiors are compared with expected traffic noise levels it is found that they are not achievable using standard forms of construction for even modest traffic flow rates. Since traffic noise is approximately proportional to the logarithm of traffic flow, it is sensible to concentrate as much traffic as possible onto properly designed major highways and freeways. People living near such highways should be protected as far as possible, by site and building planning and by using special forms of construction - this is costly, but the costs should be included as part of the total road construction package. The benefit to most of the community by discouraging other than local traffic from using local roads is considerable, and should justify the extra expense of attempting to protect those unfortunate enough to be affected by major roads (A). (Interior Noise Climates; Conference Proceedings)

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    Australian Acoustical Society

    35 Clarence Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • LAWRENCE, A
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-909882-11-8
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM