Environmental Noise and Vibration Control

Environmental noise and vibration studies are concerned with the impact caused by one or more sources of vibration or noise on a specific receiver or location. Colin Gordon Associates' services encompass all aspects of the specification, characterization, and determination of noise and vibration in the environment. We can provide solutions to a range of problems, from small and simple to large and complex.

Our services include environmental noise and vibration planning for sites exposed to the effects of one or the combined effects of many sources. Studies begin with an understanding of the appropriate vibration or noise criteria and regulations. Where these do not exist, we can assist with definitions based on contemporary practice and international standards.

For noise calculations, we use computer models that account for ground and building elevations and materials, and specific details of the noise sources. These models, the accuracy of which has been qualified on many past projects, can predict noise images, and potential improvements due to the application of source noise control devices, where these may be required.

Our experience in detailed environmental noise and vibration measurement is comprehensive. We can perform vibration studies of empty or occupied sites, including accurate determination of the impact from mechanical and transportation sources. For noise surveys, we use equipment that quantifies noise levels in accordance with all local, national, and international standards and regulations. We can conduct simple measurement surveys or automatically monitor noise for extended periods. We have the equipment and experience to perform sound intensity studies for accurate source sound power determination.

Consulting and Design Services:

  • Ordinances and Regulations
  • Planning
  • Prediction and Modeling
  • Measurements
  • Problem Solving
  • Environmental Impact Studies

Facility Types:

  • Industrial Facilities
  • Residential Developments
  • Electricity Generating and Transmission Facilities
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Commercial Developments
  • Arenas and Stadiums