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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8 Litigation in Multi-Housing Buildings – Noise

The top 3 reasons for litigation encountered in multi-housing buildings. In fact, pets, parking and impact noises (footsteps such as high heels, falling objects, moving furniture, etc.) are the main sources of conflict experienced in condos, apartments and hotels. With the evolution of floor coverings in such environments (from carpet/resilient to wood), soundproofing is becoming a major concern in renovation and new construction. Today, before purchasing a housing unit, buyers are more than ever asking about the acoustical performance.

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