Environmental Noise Modelling
Environmental Compliance’s environmental noise specialists can undertake computer modelling to predict the potential noise impact of a proposed new development, or modifications to an existing site on selected sensitive receptors.
The noise prediction software allows us to optimize noise control measures and to visualise the effects of noise propagation throughout industrial activities, housing or along road and railroad lines.
The predicted noise levels at selected sensitive receptors can be generated together with a noise contour diagram.
Modelling is used to assess the impact of:
• construction noise (to BS 5228 ‘Noise Control on Construction and Open Sites’)
• industrial noise (to BS 4142 ‘Method for Rating Industrial Noise Affecting Mixed Residential and Industrial Areas’)
• road noise, in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Department of Transport’s Technical Memorandum, ‘Calculation of Road Traffic Noise’ (CRTN)
• railway noise, in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Department of Transport’s Technical Memorandum, ‘Calculation of Railway Noise’ (CRN).
Noise modelling can also be undertaken to optimise plant layout for noise reduction and to suggest suitable cost effective noise attenuation measures.