Outdoor music and entertainment coordators continue to be challenged with how to maximize participant enjoyment without increasing complaints. This is particularly important when the event is located inside city limits or close noise-sensitive locations such as hospitals and nursing homes.
Music events and festivals can bring large profits into the cities that host them and entertainment for the people who want to participate. But when the energy and excitement of these events produce unwanted noise for the rest of the community, event coordinators can get strapped with heavy fines and in some cases, the event or activity may be temporarily shut down until the noise is mitigated. In fact, a plan of noise mitigation is often required before event licenses will be approved.Read more →
Already high noise levels in major urban U.S. cities can increase significantly when construction projects are underway or when a large event or festival is in town. In a city like Los Angeles, with its dense population, busy entertainment industry, and continuous commercial and residential real-estate development, excessive noise is commonplace.
Understanding the noise laws is crucial if you want to avoid site shutdown, monetary fines or even a misdemeaner charge that can result in up to six months in County Jail, or both.
In Los Angeles, general noise guidelines are in place between the daytime hours of 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Except in some situations, loud noises connected with construction equipment are practically forbidden at night, and violations can result in serious penalties.Read more →
There’s no denying how vital transformers are in the provision of electricity. But still, the humming and buzzing noise they produce can be a nuisance. This article examines what causes the transformer noises and how you can mitigate them.Read more →
Like in most big cities, the last thing anyone wants is to be woken up at dawn with jackhammering sounds echoing throughout the neighborhood. Construction noise, with little to no restrictions, can cause excessive health damage – this was one of the main reasons for the implementation of the Chicago noise ordinance.Read more →
Mining can be a precarious business. Extracting resources is usually a colossal undertaking, often involving the alteration of entire landscapes, and, as such, it requires due preparation for the assessment and mitigation of any hazards that are expected to arise. Noise is one of those inevitable hazards found on a mine site, and is responsible for a host of complications, including the deterioration of worker hearing and the disruption of entire communities.Read more →