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 noise monitoring, 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.
We are able to offer a competitive and reliable service to all sizes of sites, from backyard basement extensions to large scale commercial developments, across the country.
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Noise Monitoring Services
We offer a full turn-key noise monitoring service to our clients, leveraging our experience and professional knowledge to take the hassle out of noise monitoring, allowing the client to focus on the site works. We are also able to offer monitoring for function venues and events.
In all cases, our first step is to make contact with the local council and other stakeholders in order to understand the concerns, agree an amenable approach to monitoring and controlling noise and generally encourage a positive relationship from the outset. Where necessary, the number and locations of noise monitoring stations is discussed and rationalised to avoid unnecessary expense while minimising the risk of false alerts.
We are able to provide and install Class 1 integrating logging sound level meters as are usually required by Local Authorities. We ensure that calibration is up to date and verified before, during and after all noise monitoring assignments.
Meters are typically configured to store and log continuous 1-hour samples of noise throughout the working day. Alert threshold response are available by email or SMS to notify the site manager/other interested parties when the recorded levels suggests that an exceedance may occur if action is not taken. This allows works to be varied before limits are reached.
Remote monitoring and weekly or monthly reporting is also available where required.
Vibration monitoring is generally undertaken with the use of a RDL Vibe seismograph or similar measuring the peak particle velocity [P.P.V.] in three axes continuously over defined periods. Alert threshold response are made available by email facility to notify the site/other interested parties when criteria are exceeded.