Construction Noise & Vibration

Noise Monitoring

With the increase in both house-building and commercial projects all over the country, more and more Councils are including a requirement for monitoring of noise, vibration and dust during the demolition and construction phases of new projects. This is often included at the planning stage of the project, with the Council requiring a survey before the works start to measure the noise levels before the works, usually referred to as the baseline.

We have extensive experience of monitoring such noise levels, from site visits to measure levels of a certain activity with a representative of the Council to check noise levels are acceptable, through to long term monitoring of noise, vibration and dust for the life of a project, along with email alerts should levels start to get too high, and regular summary reports.

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Noise Management Plans & Section 61 Agreements

The Council may also request a Construction Management Plan (CMP) or Section 61 assessment completed prior to the works. This assessment will normally include:

  • Details of tools and plant noise levels that will be used during the works
  • Phases of the projects
  • Predicted noise levels at nearby receivers
  • Details of mitigation measures to minimise impact
  • Discussion of Best Practicable Means (BPM) to minimise noise and vibration from site
  • Where relevant, setting of noise and vibration limits for the works

We can assess and complete your Construction Management Plan prior to works and measure noise levels at the start of and during works.

This may include 3D modelling of the site to understand the impact of each process on the surrounds.

Early stage liaison with the council and local residents is important for long term projects so that impact on the surroundings are minimised, whilst allowing the project to run smoothly and without interruptions.