Noise mitigation is often required to comply with permits for a variety of projects. Misunderstanding the most effective noise control methods can derail your project, wasting time and money in implementing ineffective noise control methods. Dudek Lead Acoustician Jim Cowan debunks four noise control myths, so you can develop noise control measures that reduce noise
Sound affects people in both positive and negative ways. Besides sound being the primary communication channel for most people, our reactions to sound provide a key trigger for protecting ourselves from harm. This protective reaction is usually accompanied by an increase in stress hormones, which can cause physical damage to our bodies over time. Sound
Consumer buying patterns, overseas manufacturing centers, and freight/goods transit modes have changed rapidly in recent years, bringing tremendous growth in the numbers (and sizes) of warehouses and distribution centers. Additionally, the coronavirus pandemic has only helped stoke the demand for online shopping and home delivery of products, which relies on a robust and growing storage
Energy storage facilities are often sited near electrical distribution substations in urban and suburban environments to capitalize on the energy demands in these areas. In such locations, noise-sensitive uses may exist nearby, such as residential neighborhoods, hospitals, churches, and schools. Introduction of a noise generation source, such as an energy storage facility, must take existing
Assessing and mitigating environmental noise impacts in increasingly dense communities or evaluating acoustic comfort, sound insulation, and speech privacy in the built environment requires qualified and experienced noise and vibration experts. We support clients on noise and vibration issues for projects ranging from utility-scale renewable energy facilities to music performance venues.