Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Sound Barriers

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0199-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0199-3 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 45
28 cm, CERF Report: HITEC 96-04
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF Service Center.

This report presents the HITEC evaluation plan for U.S. Gypsum's Sight and Sound Screen. The Sight and Sound Screen is a post-and-panel wall system designed to act as a sight and sound barrier for highways and as a privacy system for residential and commercial property owners. The HITEC evaluation will measure the performance of the barrier against the criteria presented in this report, which reflect the needs of the highway community. Although this evaluation plan was tailored to one product, as a service to state and local transportation officials the report was expanded to provide guidelines that can be adapted for use with other types of sound wall systems.

Subject Headings: Highway barriers | Walls | Structural systems | Highway and road design | Residential buildings | Quality control | Owners


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