City Senspods to monitor noise on construction sites ?

An article from “Science for Environment Policy”: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, edited by SCU, The University of the West of England, Bristol.

“In a new study, Spanish researchers describe a method specifically designed for measuring and characterising noise from building sites. They claim the method could help shape future policy related to noise pollution caused by the construction industry and provide important information to help reduce construction noise.

The researchers concluded noise on the site  was within the appropriate levels, noting that construction workers were probably exposed to higher noise levels than those measured. However, they argue that the very particular type of noise produced by construction work – characterised by low frequency (making a deep noise) and intermittency – means it deserves special attention in policy making. Current noise laws, they say, do not take into account the specificity of this kind of noise. By contrast, they consider New York City regulations to be very effective, as they are designed specifically with construction noise in mind.”

City Senspods are available today for first mapping and then reducing noise associated with construction sites.