Will we be able keep New York City quiet as we exit from coronavirus quarantine and return to work?
It takes a global pandemic to bring megacities like New York to a halt. While there are tremendous consequences for many people and businesses as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown period, there is a silver lining to be acknowledged. Normally regarded as a painfully loud place, New York City – like so many other metropolitan centers around the world – is experiencing historically low noise levels. The closure of businesses, the cessation of most construction, and confinement of millions upon millions of people has drastically changed the sensory experience of city life.Read more →
COVID-19 has impacted us all and has presented us with new challenges. Living with construction noise is one such challenge that has risen to the forefront in this extensive quarantine period.Read more →
It is to be expected that any machinery weighing in the tonnes like crawlers, dozer, tractors, and cranes, is going to create lots of noise. In many instances, this need not be too much of an issue; in mining, for example, workers can be protected from the noise with PPE, while civilization is often many miles away, unaffected by noise and any subsequent disruption. In other instances, however, proximity to residences and workplaces is unavoidable, creating public disturbance. There are a number of ways to treat this noise and minimize the impact on nearby homes and business, and any potential detrimental effects on operations.Read more →
We already have a developed understanding of the importance of vegetation in sustaining the well-being of our environment. In urban areas, trees and other vegetation provide a range of benefits to environmental quality and human health, including improvements in air and water quality, reducing the impact of atmospheric trace chemicals like carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, lead, etc., controlling air temperatures, reducing UV radiation, and more, not to mention the aesthetic benefits. Now, we are beginning to understand trees’ additional role in diminishing the intense impact of noise pollution in our cities.Read more →
Echo Barriers are robust portable acoustic barriers capable of withstanding long term use in harsh outdoor environments such as construction and demolition sites, festivals, oil & gas, roadworks, and others. Wherever there are challenging noise issues, over both the short term and the long term, Echo Barriers provide the perfect solution, with their modular design facilitating the installation and removal of a portable noise reduction system.Read more →
Noise is an inevitable part of a construction site. The most typical offenders are power tools like gas powered saws, and while noise levels are improving with technological advancements, the noise being generated often surpasses regulatory health and safety limits.Read more →