Downtown montreal noise control- Challenges on the rise with mixity and urban density

Authors

  • Frederic Bouchard Dept of Noise Control, Ville Marie Burough of Montreal, 800 Maisonneuve blvd, Montréal, QC H2L 4L8, Canada
  • Daniel Vaucher De La Croix Dept of Noise Control, Ville Marie Burough of Montreal, 800 Maisonneuve blvd, Montréal, QC H2L 4L8, Canada
  • Charles Gagné Dept of Noise Control, Ville Marie Burough of Montreal, 800 Maisonneuve blvd, Montréal, QC H2L 4L8, Canada

Keywords:

Four-leg, Human activities, Industrial facilities, Press machines, Service firms, Tourism activities, Urban density

Abstract

Cities consist of a large urban mix where different human activities coexist. Housing can be found next to stores and transports, schools and hospitals, industrial facilities and service firms, leisure and tourism activities. A plaintiff was certain that his upstairs neighbors were using a rotating press machine all night because a bass tone was audible and structurally transmitted in the wall. Finally it was a dryer on four legs with a tool case over it that was backed to the wall, transmitting the frequency of 63 Hz all the way down to the plaintiff's apartment. The borough was asked by the police department to confirm soundproofing of a new 3000 person capacity nightclub before the liquor board could deliver its alcohol permit. It is located 200 m away from existing and proposed condo buildings.

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

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Bouchard F, De La Croix DV, Gagné C. Downtown montreal noise control- Challenges on the rise with mixity and urban density. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];40(3):66-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2542

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada