23 Noise Control Basics & Acoustical Product Directory eBook

Our eBook – Noise Control Basics & Acoustical Product Directory eBook is now available on at Amazon for $2.99.

If you get the book please let me know if you have any comments or questions. I would like to build on this each year and make it a practical resource so that people can solve many of their own acoustical problems.

Here is the table of contents:

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17 Road Noise for Hotels and Condos

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.

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11 WalMart Noise Study

Noise Expert (acoustical engineers) recently worked on a noise study for a proposed WalMart in Yuma, Arizona.

The City of Yuma has a noise ordinance of 55 dBA during daytime hours and 45 dBA during nighttime hours.  Where the ambient noise level is greater than the noise limit, the limit will be increased to the ambient noise level.

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9 Mechanical Noise Barriers

Noise Expert has done a few project recently evolving mechanical noise. There are a few considerations when doing these projects,  one is to address the residents near the noise source. Noise regulation includes statutes or guidelines relating to sound transmission established by national, state or provincial and municipal levels of government. Large units such as transformers, generators, pumps cause unwanted noise and at times can be unpleasant to view.

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5 Road Noise Analysis

Noise Expert is working on the noise study for the proposed Ina Road interchange at I-10 in Tucson, Arizona.  This is an ADOT project.  Noise Expert is responsible for the traffic noise model (TNM) which predicts the noise radiating from a road.  We are determining if noise mitigation measures (such as sound walls) are warranted.

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