Noise modelling of plant noise enables the client / local authority a visual representation of noise propagation across a development site. Although not suitable for all sites, a noise model can help target the source of noise and allows a re-iterative noise control design without re-design fees.
At the outset of the project, we will discuss the usefulness of a noise model with the design team. Usually, noise models are not appropriate as they have an upfront set-up cost, however, for sites with numerous noise sources that are likely to change location and specification during the design process a noise model can be invaluable.
The noise model will allow visual feedback of any design changes in seconds, whereas re-calculating through hand calculations can be time-consuming and prone to error.
Although not suitable for all projects, noise modeling can be a cost-effective way of managing large scale variations to complicated projects.
Often for planning purposes, internal noise levels are predicted and facade sound insulation requirements are calculated, however, these can be inaccurate when based on a single noise measurement location.
CSGA can provide supplementary noise level measurements and subsequently can model façade incident noise levels in detail, which can lead to significant cost savings when specifying glazing/façade elements.
Contact a member of our team to discuss whether a noise model may be beneficial for your project.
What Our Clients Say
The acoustics team have worked with us on numerous high-end residential properties in London. Our clients are extremely demanding and CSGA always exceed expectations.
CSG Acoustics have always provided a professional consultancy service and have an in-depth knowledge of acoustics for construction. They reduced costs on one of our Hotel Schemes by using detailed noise modelling, which meant we could reduce glazing specifications whilst still achieving the project requirements.