Environmental noise is part of every-day life, from traffic in city centres, children playing at school break time to church bells ringing on a Sunday morning. None of these activities may sound particularly ear-shattering but they have one thing in common – they have all attracted noise nuisance complaints at one time or another. Not every noise is deemed a Read More…
Tony Higgins, from Enviroconsult Ltd, uses Cirrus Research’s range of sound level meters to investigate environmental and occupational noise issues. One of his latest projects took him to a successful restaurant, which had recently expanded, and the owners needed to assess the impact of their new extraction system that was potentially causing a statutory noise nuisance.
Wirral Council’s Environmental Health team had been investigating a series of long-running noise nuisance complaints relating to a local factory going back some 10 years. When it came to solving the mystery, they relied upon Cirrus’ Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder to complete a BS4142:1997 Assessment.
When the audience sits in the stalls of a West End theatre they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Awareness is however increasing and Health & Safety Consultant, Richard Beale, is fortunate enough to work with some of the best-known theatres in the heart of the West End dealing with this specific issue.
Like all Local Authorities, Reading Borough Council has a statutory duty to look into any complaints of noise nuisance. With a population of around 155,700, it is one of the smaller boroughs in England but the range of complaints that come into its Environmental Protection and Nuisance Team are pretty varied; from music loving neighbours, crowing cockerels, howling hounds, even noisy budgerigars.
The Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is the hottest gaming event in town. attracts up to 50,000 fans to the NEC Birmingham. Even with those kinds of numbers attending, it is hard to think there will be much of a need for noise monitoring; after all, isn’t gaming a relatively quiet and solo activity? Not so. Check out our case study on noise monitoring at Insomnia Gaming Festival.
When people read about Local Authorities dealing with noise nuisance complaints it is often the worst cases that come to light with threatened court proceedings and evictions. Learn how Wiltshire Council are working to create win/win situations when investigating complaints.
Airborne Engineering Limited (AEL) specialises in measurement, testing and research; particularly of advanced rocket propulsion systems. One of AEL’s principle services is carrying out static tests of rocket engines for other aerospace companies. Join us on this Rocket Engine Noise Suppression Programme.
With a population of around 17 million and roughly one-third of that living in Chilean capital of Santiago, traffic noise mapping wouldn’t seem top of the urban research agenda. Not so, last year a report stated that new car sales were up a staggering 27.3% in the country as the economy continues to improve. Santiago is also one of General Motors’ manufacturing bases in South America. That’s why Prof. Jorge Arenas undertook a two-year noise mapping study using equipment from Cirrus Research. Read the full case study here.
Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic Consultant Chris Selkirk on his latest noise monitoring project.