Noise Expert has recently evaluated the exterior construction of a few different buildings being constructed near busy roads or highways. The buildings were proposed hotels and condominiums.

Architects, developers and builders can reduce traffic noise impacts by adjusting the site plan, architectural design, construction methods, and using barriers.

Acoustical site design uses the arrangement of buildings and orientation to minimize noise impacts. Acoustical architectural design incorporates noise reducing concepts in the details of individual buildings. The areas of architectural concern include building height, room arrangement, window placement, and balcony and courtyard design. Acoustical construction involves the use of building materials and techniques to reduce noise transmission through walls, windows, doors, ceilings, and floors.

Noise barriers can be erected between noise sources and noise-sensitive areas. Barrier types include berms made of sloping berrms, walls and fences constructed of a variety of materials, and combinations of these materials.

These physical techniques vary widely in their noise reduction characteristics, their costs, and especially, in their applicability to specific locations and conditions.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would like our assistance with noise evaluations. 480-332-9325, info@noiseexpert.com, www.noiseexpert.com

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