We have performed acoustical studies
related to noise impacts from airports, railroads and automobile
traffic noise on both residential development and commercial
properties. We perform a wide array of acoustical and noise control
services as demonstrated by some of the projects shown below including
expert witness support in eminent domain cases.
Parkway 2 Expansion, Citrus County, Florida: Our acoustical
consultant performed a noise impact study of sound related to the
expansion of Suncoast Parkway 2 in Citrus County, Florida. We
estimated the sound level of the Parkway expansion using the Department
of Transportation Federal Highway Administration traffic noise model
"TNM", the model specified by the Florida Department of
Transportation. We also measured existing
ambient sound levels at the neighboring homes with our long term
weatherproof sound monitors. The noise data along with the
analytical modeling of the projected highway noise allowed us to
simulate the effect of the expansion on the residential
neighbors. The final report was used by the community for
discussion with authorities on highway placement and possible noise
control sound barriers and abatement.
and Homes Coexist?
Community Near Space Coast Regional Airport - Titusville, Florida: Power
Acoustics performed noise testing of the existing area to determine if
the sound of airplane and helicopter air traffic noise would cause
problems for a potential residential community proposed to be built
adjacent to the airport. Our study consisted of measuring
existing ambient sound levels near the Space Coast Regional Airport
over a period of several days and determining if noise abatement
was necessary for the homes to meet the desired sound level.
Study of Development
Condominium Located Adjacent to a Railroad Line, Maitland, Florida: A
residential developer wanted to place a new condominium adjacent to a
railroad crossing and was worried that the train horns and whistles as
well as general train rumble would cause a noise problem with the
potential buyers of his condominium development. We evaluated the
noise of the trains through sound level measurements and
analysis. We later provided solutions to reduce the effects of
the train noise including building wall construction improvements, high
STC rated windows and suggested adding a wayside horn to the nearby
crossing and sound barrier wall adjacent to the tracks.