Concerns over noise impacts can often affect the success of a project. The most effective and least costly way to manage noise impacts is to proactively assess noise during the planning process. Noise Impact Assessments (NIAs) provide essential data and insights used by facility owners, designers, and regulators to manage noise impacts around proposed facilities. When used early in the design process a Noise Impact Assessment can be used to:
Because Noise Impact Assessments are so effective as a means to prevent and manage noise related conflicts there are many regulations that specifically require a Noise Impact Assessment in order for a facility license to be approved:
Patching Associates has done thousands of Noise Impact Assessments and has built an extensive database of equipment measurements. We leverage our experience and use sophisticated noise modelling software to deliver detailed and accurate NIA reports.
A full detailed NIA benefits facility owners by providing clear and detailed noise mitigation strategies. This clarity translates directly into cost savings by reducing over-engineering and preventing retrofits on existing equipment or noise complaints.
We have the flexibility and experience to execute your next project. Patching is able to do NIAs using our expert field staff to collect real-time data, theoretically using our extensive database of equipment sound measurements or using a combination of both.
Our expert acousticians and project managers are able to tailor the level of detail to the project’s needs, managing each facilities complexity, compliance risk, and budget. We can provide NIAs ranging from a low detail screening NIA for smaller remote facilities to a fully detail 3D model for critical facilities.
Patching Associates has executed NIA’s covering a wide range of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, and has also built master noise models in several larger and high-density areas. For more information, see our fact sheet HERE or contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.
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