Client – Alan Whiteford Ltd
Scope – Arcus were commissioned to carry out an assessment of the noise impact associated with land drainage and improvement works near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, following a permit from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to import soil and stones to the site for this purpose.
It was agreed with the Environmental Health Department of Aberdeenshire Council that the assessment would be undertaken according to BS 5228:2009+A1:2014 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites.
Solution – Using details of the likely plant to be employed on site, along with the frequency and route of deliveries, noise levels at the closet residential dwellings were predicted due to both on-site works, and deliveries on public roads.
In order to ensure noise impacts would not unreasonably affect the amenity of nearby residents, specific mitigation measures such as acoustic screening were proposed for certain tasks. Advice was also provided with regard to site working hours, along with general good practice measures which can be implemented to manage the effect of noise during operations.