Acoustic Consultants

Construction Noise & Vibration Monitoring

Construction noise and vibration monitoring is a requirement at many building, demolition, and civil engineering sites.

Where there are nearby residential properties it is important that contractors and developers consider the potential impact of noise and vibration from their site, incorporating appropriate mitigation measures into your construction management plan. This can include noise and vibration monitoring; either short-term or spot testing during key phases of the development, or long-term monitoring with real-time access to results online and email or SMS message alerts when pre-set trigger levels are exceeded.

The acoustic chapter of a construction management plan or a construction noise assessment will assess noise and vibration emissions from a development site in accordance with BS 5228. The aim of this is to identify the likely level of noise and vibration emissions from the proposed works, the likelihood of adverse impact on nearby residents, and appropriate mitigation measures.

Where the construction noise assessment indicates there is potential for adverse impacts on neighbouring occupants it is becoming more common for Local Authorities across the country, but particularly those within London, to request noise and vibration monitoring be carried out. These may also be requested by the Local Authority to form part of an application under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

At ACA Acoustics, we provide a tailored construction noise and vibration monitoring and assessment service to building contractors and developers throughout the UK. We have the experience to undertake a construction noise assessment in accordance with BS 5228 along with specific guidance issued by various individual Local Authorities. This experience means we are also perfectly placed to propose the most appropriate noise and vibration control strategy.

We use state-of-the-art noise and vibration monitoring equipment with real-time results available on an online web portal. ‘Amber’ trigger levels can be set with email or SMS alerts warning site management and other key personnel that noise or vibration levels are close to maximum permissible limits, with ‘red’ alerts triggered when measured levels exceed the maximum targets. We are also able to combine noise and vibration monitoring with dust monitoring, offering full site environmental monitoring in a single package.

 

Why choose ACA Acoustics?

  • Competitively priced noise and vibration monitoring and assessment services.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • All types of construction, demolition, and refurbishment projects catered for – including impact assessments for sensitive buildings and excavations.
  • Expert knowledge means the most appropriate noise and vibration control strategy will be proposed.
  • Maintain structural safety and stability on-site, with before and post-construction testing and visual inspections for cracks and damage.
  • Ensures legal, environmental, and health and safety compliance on site.

 

Find out more

At ACA Acoustics, we carry out a variety of personalised noise and vibration assessments, surveys, and consultancy services for the construction sector. Whether you are required to provide a construction noise assessment, discharge noise-related planning conditions, undertake a BREEAM assessment, or need design advice or sound insulation testing to comply with The Building Regulations Approved Document E, our team of experienced acoustic consultants are on hand to help. Please get in touch today to find out about any of our services, including:

  • Noise assessments
  • Acoustic design
  • Planning application support
  • Building services
  • Noise surveys
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • Sound insulation testing
  • Vibration surveys and design
  • Noise mapping

 

How to contact us

Please get in touch with us using the contact form on this page and one of our service team will contact you shortly. Alternatively, please feel free to call us directly on 0203 609 8733 or email our head office at info@aca-acoustics.co.uk.

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