An Analysis of Two Cities and a State where Construction Noise and Vibration are Uniquely Regulated
AbstractIn Canada and the United States, there are three places where construction noise and/or vibration are uniquely regulated by government authorities. These include the City of Toronto (Ontario), the City of New York, and the sunny State of California. The regulations in place require a combination of studies prior to construction activity and/or monitoring of noise and vibration during construction, using instrumentation that is specially designed for this purpose. The underlying objective of these regulations represents either a commitment to avoidance of damage to structures that are in proximity to a construction site, or the reduced probability of public annoyance due to on-going construction noise and vibration. An overview will be provided of the regulations in place for these three locations along with a number of case studies of particular projects where professional expertise has been applied in search of compliance with the requirements of regulations. The lessons learned from these case studies are presented.
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