A large part of our work relates to the establishment of environmental noise levels. These are used for a variety of reasons which include the preparation of environmental statements, design of the external building fabric of buildings, design of attenuation measures for building services, assessment of nuisance and to also monitor levels as part of an agreement for a construction project or similar.
Similarly, environmental vibration levels are also required to be established for instance when a site is close to an existing source of vibration (e.g. train movements) or to establish baseline conditions which could be used in the assessment of the impact of a new temporary (e.g. construction piling) or permanent source of vibration.
All our surveys use calibrated Class 1 meters alongside weather monitors, where appropriate. More importantly, all our field engineers are fully aware with the complexities of undertaking environmental noise and vibration measurements