Noise remains the leading concern of communities near airports.
Disruptive aircraft noise is the main aviation environmental issue for airports. To address this issue, regulators require all buildings to meet strict national and provincial standards, such as the Air Vicinity Protection Area (AVPA) regulation, and undergo detailed noise analysis.
Any building built within a Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) zone needs an AVPA assessment in order to meet building codes and obtain permit approval.
Patching Associates works with you by providing a proven process to ensure buildings comply with regulations. Our process involves:
- Determining the NEF contour for the building site.
- Assess each room’s use and sound transmission.
- Make recommendations to meet code, if necessary.
- Issue report for regulatory submissions
We ensure that you meet local noise requirements
Different regions have different airport noise requirements. In Alberta, buildings must meet all AVPA requirements in addition to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) guidelines and Alberta Building Code (ABC) regulations, which were updated in 2014.
Patching Associates ensures that your buildings meet national and provincial standards, in accordance with the Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) contours provided by Transport Canada and the Department of National Defence.