Review of Construction Noise Legislation

by Alan S. Hersh, (M.ASCE), Chairman and Acoustical Engr.; Hersh Acoustical Engrg., Chatsworth, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 123-137

Document Type: Journal Paper


Noise prediction schemes currently used by various communities are discussed. Three major cities in the United States, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, have enacted legislation dealing specifically with construction noise. These ordinances are reviewed with respect to their influence on the contractor and the construction equipment manufacturer. Noise emission standards for portable air compressors are analyzed as an example of newly proposed standards. Noise control guidelines for the construction contractor are recommended.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Noise pollution | Legislation | Contractors and subcontractors | Construction equipment | Emissions | Compression | United States | Los Angeles | California | Chicago | Illinois | New York

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