Manage growing noise concerns in municipalities
Patching Associates contributes to community development by providing city planners and developers with the information needed to design effective transportation corridors, land use development plans and building schematics from the start, controlling costs and mitigating future complaint risk, while making our communities and living spaces places that people value.
While the demand for infrastructure and access to transportation is constantly increasing, the desire for peace and quiet will never change.
Research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and universities have linked prolonged noise exposure to increased stress-related physical ailments in individuals.
Patching Associates supports sustainable community development by collaborating with municipal planners in the development or expansion of noise policies to expedite project development, reduce resident complaints and enhance community wellbeing.
Our methods include 3D existing and future forecast modelling, as well as field-based measurements, ensuring noise control recommendations are fit for purpose.
We quantify traffic noise and engineer environments that everyone can appreciate. Our detailed transportation noise assessments provide engineering consultants and city planners with the information they need to make informed decisions internally and with relevant stakeholders.
Through advanced modelling, we are able to simulate how sound propagates, to gain a better understanding of the impact of transportation noise on those who live and work near major surface or air-based transportation routes. Based on your needs, our model can be designed to pinpoint the source of noise levels for any location and eliminate the guesswork for creating an optimal solution.
We are committed to leveraging technology to innovate and improve how transportation noise is managed within municipalities. We provide 3D PDF mapping analysis and are investigating how newer trends could influence transportation noise in the future, including the impact of drone use for deliveries on community noise, and the effect of electric and autonomous vehicles on traffic noise.
Patching Associates delivers tailored solutions to meet regulatory and building code requirements, resolve disputes and improve the experience for residential, commercial and industrial spaces within urban areas.
We proactively address architectural noise issues and provide detailed analysis and clear recommendations for improving sound quality and reducing noise intrusion, minimizing project risk and avoiding costly retrofits. Through a multifaceted and collaborative approach, we work with architects and developers at all project phases, from concept to commissioning, ensuring project designs meet or exceed Occupational, Health and Safety target noise levels.
We provide designs and guidance for commercial spaces including AI, LEED acoustic credits and addressing speech privacy concerns. Patching Associates supports residential and mixed-use development within municipalities by addressing architectural noise and vibration transfer concerns to ensure compliance with code or bylaw requirements.
Patching Associates specializes in predictive modelling to design the optimal path to a successful project outcome. We help you predict, resolve and plan to reduce noise issues at all phases of your project.
It’s critical to understand the relevant noise policies and guidelines before you begin planning a development. We can provide more information on applicable policies and guidelines and our proposed approach by either conducting high-level analysis with preliminary information or using field measurements and accurate modelling to ensure your project will be compliant.
We can accurately predict noise levels to determine if a transportation project will meet established noise targets, considering ground elevations, road alignments, traffic control devices, barriers, aircraft runway directions and more. Our building acoustics service includes airborne and impact noise isolation between spaces, from outdoor to indoor, including detailed analyses of noise and vibration systems.
Patching Associates works within your design workflow to quickly and efficiently exchange information. This allows us to create an accurate 3D model that provides the basis of our preliminary or detailed design recommendations.
After project completion, we assess key locations to complete follow up measurements, ensuring noise targets are met and the risk of resident complaints is reduced. Keeping your detailed noise assessments up to date provides you with the data you need when planning projects around transportation noise, allowing for more sound decisions.