After an unsettling and uncertain 2020 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the construction industry began to bounce back in 2021, even though tremendous challenges still exist.Read more →
Splash House, renowned Palm Springs-based party organizers, partnered with Chicago-based technology company Echo Barrier and audio-visual equipment and rental service Eighth Day Sound Los Angeles to create a huge wall of 72 sophisticated noise-reducing acoustic barriers in an effort to mitigate the noise levels and reduce nuisance complaints from the after-hours parties at the Palm Springs Air Museum following each of their pool party weekends.Read more →
Acoustic barriers are perfect for mitigating noise at major construction sites and on demolition projects. They are also an effective solution for large music events and festivals. However, in some cases, one row of the 12-foot sound-reducing panels is not tall enough to produce the desired results. That’s why Echo Barriers are designed to be easily installed vertically in an overlapping system that can create a wall or curtain of barriers, assuming no external loads, up to 20 times the height of one panel. The structure must be stable enough to support the extra wind and weight loads, but the vertical installation allows contractors to construct tall acoustic barrier curtains that can provide flexibility for noise control.
Event organizers can mitigate the noise levels by building large walls of sophisticated acoustic noise-reducing barriers that can be as high as needed as long as the barriers are attached to the support structure as well as each other and all loading considerations are accounted for. These curtains of advanced technology panels interlinked to one another can provide up to 26db reduction in the field or more in controlled scenarios, at certain frequencies the barriers can absorb more than 90% of excess noise.Read more →
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 →