Cost Assessment of Construction Noise Control

by Frederick M. Kessler, FMK Technology Inc, Bound Brook, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Noise and Vibration Measurement: Prediction and Mitigation


The results of a series of studies have provided noise control engineers with a method to estimate off-site construction noise levels and the cost of reducing these to acceptable levels. From these studies, methods of selecting noise control methods for construction equipment and processes have been developed and presented in matrix format. Research into the cost of equipment noise control provides data which can be used to extrapolate costs to today's dollars. To test these findings, noise control at U. S. Army base construction sites was analyzed. Noise control for one of the noisiest pieces of equipment at a construction site, a pile driver, was designed and estimates for costs were made. Noise control effectiveness and costs were evaluated at a demonstration project.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Construction costs | Noise pollution | Construction equipment | Site investigation | Piles | Driver behavior | Matrix (mathematics)

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