Proactively planning construction noise management is going to save you potential problems further down the line on your projects, as well as instil confidence in project stakeholders. If noise complaints happen to arise, you could find yourself in a sticky situation with costly delays almost inevitably marring the completion of construction.Read more →
You want power and accuracy in a table saw, but you also want to be able to hear yourself think. Sawing noise can also be an issue in the vicinity of other people. Consider these five quiet table saws to avoid noise issues, no matter your budget.Read more →
Pile driving is critical to the construction of some of the some of our most important pieces of infrastructure. However, it comes accompanied by a level of noise unrivalled on most worksites. How loud are pile drivers, exactly, and what can be done to reduce the noise level?Read more →
Any contractor with a few years under their belt has experienced it: neighboring residents and businesses struggling to handle the nearby construction noise decide to issue formal noise complaints, delaying the project or outright ending the viability of its completion.
While noise attenuation measures should certainly be taken in any construction, refurbishment, build-out, or renovation settings, works that are undertaken inside buildings and within closed spaces are often less noisy to the public, given that everyone outside the building already falls in the acoustic shadow of its walls. On the other hand, in an outdoor context, any noise produced by construction activity can spread far and wide, potentially disturbing a considerable number of nearby residents and local businesses.
After-hour construction permits can be a saving grace when fighting against time to meet deadlines or when daytime activity or other restrictions make it difficult or impossible to undertake the project during daylight hours. However, there are numerous factors that make undertaking work at night much more difficult, including employment costs, red tape, and dreaded noise complaints.Read more →