The paper discusses legislation intended to control construction site noise, and also describes the TRRL research into the noise of road construction. Noise recording techniques and some results of measurements are presented for the noise produced by mechanised earthworks-construction operations. A prediction method is presented for calculating construction site boundary noise levels in cut, haul and fill areas, and the limitations of noise prediction at the design stage of construction projects are identified. The prediction method is based on an equation to calculate the noise level, leq, for a particular operation, with corrections to allow for distance attenuation over hard or soft ground and also the screening effects of barriers. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference, University of Bath, April 4-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Acoustics

    77A St. Peter's Street
    St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3BN,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Martin, D J
  • Publication Date: 1977-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM