NOISE CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION SITES

Noise control procedures given in BS 5228 are outlined for project managers. Examples are given of the methods which can be used to measure and control noise from various types of source. Sites which may need special consideration are those within a designated noise abatement zone, those within 200 M of a school, hospital or dwelling and those where the noise could exceed a 12 hour leq level of 70 db(a). Noise can be controlled by screening, reducing the period of operation, reducing the cause at source, or by locating the plant as far away as possible. A method of predicting site noise is discussed, and an example is given. The author suggests that if a noise problem is anticipated the local authority should be told informally. Informal discussions can then start at an early stage and do not legally bind the authority. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gregory, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2-4
  • Serial:
    • Construction
    • Issue Number: 25
    • Publisher: Reed Construction Data
    • ISSN: 0045-3900

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 11 724428 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM