Environmental noise – Consultancy, calculation and measurement
Accredited specialised services within measuring, calculating and advising on environmental noise for planning and documentation purposes.
Noise, acoustics and vibrations experts since 1940Preliminary studies and calculations of noise calculations are necessary for a good relationship between companies, neighbours and environmental authorities. We have extensive expertise and experience in environmental noise measurements, documentation and measures to mitigate noise and comply with noise limits.
Measuring environmental noise from companies
Most industrial companies have environmental approval limiting the noise they can emit in the surrounding area. We offer to measure environmental noise from companies. Our DANAK accreditation ensures proper documentation of the noise ratio and contributes to a constructive dialogue with the environmental authority.
If you as a customer need to document the environmental noise of a product or an expansion of the company, we can issue accredited reports to be submitted for the authority's processing of applications. If the company is too noisy, we offer advice on noise mitigation and draw up action plans to aid compliance with noise limits.
Reduce environmental noise from restaurants
Many restaurants, cafés and pubs are located in the middle of residential areas with many neighbours. Therefore, environmental noise from cafés and music venues gives rise to complaints about noise from time to time.
As a restaurateur, you can have specific proposals to reduce noise prepared. This includes, for instance, suspending the music system’s loudspeakers more effectively or the attenuation of the sound in the rooms, thereby reducing the risk of complaints from the neighbours.
By measuring both the noise within the establishment and the soundproofing between the establishment and the neighbour, the music system can be set and sealed so that the noise limits related to the neighbour can be observed. If the property is old, it may be necessary to improve the sound insulation of windows, walls or ceilings.
Thorough preliminary studies may reduce construction site noise
If you have to obtain approval of a construction project or a construction work, we can calculate the noise impact of the project to be used for the environmental impact assessment or other environmental assessments, authority approval and the like.
Based on information on the type and number of noisy machines (e.g. pile drivers and excavators) and expected operating times, we can build a noise model of the construction site and neighbouring areas. By doing so, we can calculate which machines may cause the noise limit values to be exceeded and thus suggest methods of noise mitigation. Examples of noise-mitigation measures are the establishment of noise fences or a more appropriate distribution of machines on the site over the working day.
Environmental noise from construction sites is particularly topical in large cities, where the construction of Metro, light rail and buildings often occur close to many apartment buildings.
Many complaints from neighbours occur because insufficient preliminary studies have been carried out when planning new housing or the location of business areas. If such studies are not carried out, it is both costly, complicated – and in some cases, quite impossible – to reduce noise to comply with the noise requirements.
Suggested noise mitigation methods based on solid data
We can build a noise model of the construction site and neighbouring areas based on the type and number of necessary noisy machines and expected operating times. This noise model helps us calculate which machines may cause the noise limit values to be exceeded and suggest noise mitigation methods, like establishing noise fences or a more appropriate distribution of machines on the site over the working day.
Create a tolerable workplace at the construction site
We can identify and advise on ways to reduce noise levels at the construction site to ensure a fair working environment for the crew. This includes suggesting the required equipment for personal hearing protection and noise-mitigating machines that can alleviate unnecessarily high noise levels.
Contact us to find out how we can help handle environmental noise in companies, restaurants and construction projects. You can also read more about our work with acoustics, noise and vibrations and reducing traffic noise.