Noise & Vibration
Noise & Vibration Consultants
A common requirement by local authorities is monitoring and modelling of noise during demolition, construction and operational phases of a project. This is done to control the impact of noise on the local community, and to design developments that provide a suitable living environment for residents.
Delta-Simons undertake and manage noise investigations and recommend appropriate mitigation measures for a wide variety of situations. We can perform surveys for construction noise and vibration in line with BS 5228 1:2009+A1:2014, rating and assessment of industrial sound in line with BS4142:2014+A1:2019, and monitoring of road traffic noise in line with the methods in CRTN.
We can assess proposed developments against the NPPF, NPPG, NPSE, and ProPG Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise.
We also look to support WELL Building Certification, GRESB and BREEAM in the built environment.
Services we offer
Ambient and background noise monitoring can be necessary to defend the current noise criteria. Noise monitoring is commonly completed to assess the influence of specific noise sources, such as transportation or industry, on residential noise sensitive receptors.
Planning application, planning consent conditions
A noise survey and report may be required at the application stage or once planning permission has been granted. A noise survey and report are required if the proposed development will be sensitive to noise, or will generate noise that is likely to affect existing receptors.
Noise feasibility studies
A noise feasibility study is an assessment of the practicality of a proposed development. The main aim of a feasibility study is to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing or proposed development from a noise impact perspective.
Predictive noise modelling (CadnaA™)
Modelling of potential impacts of noise from or to a development can be undertaken to predict future noise impact scenarios, which are compared against the relevant noise limits. Mitigation measures to reduce noise impacts can be incorporated into the design of the development.
Noise verification surveys
Once a project is fully operational, noise monitoring of the site can be undertaken to verify the actual noise levels against predictions.