ABD Engineering and Design's noise control consultants measure, analyze, and assess noise control problems and provide expert to control and isolate noise. We work with architects, engineers, building owners, and facilities managers on a wide range of indoor and outdoor acoustics and noise control challenges, from simple to complex, for architectural, industrial, and environmental spaces. Accordingly, our clients can be confident our recommendations are free from bias, focused only on the most effective and cost-efficient solutions for the issues at hand.
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Location: San Antonio, TX
We can assist you in developing a comprehensive noise enforcement program. We have extensive experience to help you draft or amend a noise ordinance that is simple, effective, and enforceable. We offer on-site ordinance development workshops, and are affiliated with a certification program to train your enforcement officers. We can assist with most difficult regulatory issues, conducting expert sound studies and demonstrations on-site. We serve as the municipal acoustical experts for several towns, reviewing plans submitted to planning and zoning boards.
Noise Measurement Surveys
Noise Experts are a type of environmental monitor. Rather than sampling tangible and visible elements of the environment such as ice core data, pollution levels, population monitoring, tree ring data etc they sample noise levels. They use special equipment designed for taking readings of sound levels.
Environmental or community noise can be a significant environmental problem not only in major urban centers, but also in suburbs and small towns. Aside from the annoyance issue it may pose, serious health hazards such as cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and hearing loss may occur. Noise can be a threat to the quality of life and property enjoyment. The character and amount of noise varies from community to community. Heavy industry may be the source of noise in one community, while vehicles may contribute the noise in another. Our experts are skilled in measuring the amount of noise at various sites from different sources. Hazard assessments based on measurement surveys characterize the noise source s and provide hard evidence as to whether the community is adversely exposed, if new zoning and nuisance regulations are needed, or if the ones currently in effect need to be changed. Measurement surveys can also form the basis for enforceable noise control efforts by defining acceptable decibel levels in the community. Our experts can also suggest methods to mitigate noise pollution sources. General or vague ordinances are difficult to enforce.