Constructing in residential or commercial districts places significant demands on main contractors. We understand those demands, whatever the State’s requirements. Our temporary noise control barriers are used across the nation and worldwide, eliminating nuisance by reducing noise pollution by up to 97%Find Out More
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In construction, location is paramount. But great locations mean construction projects are often in prime residential and commercial districts that are sensitive to excess sound and noise pollution. While there is currently no federal regulation in place, each state makes different demands on main contractors. Dealing with complaints, restrictions on operating hours, and the threat of lawsuits can seriously dent productivity. Our leading experts are always on hand to devise noise control solutions for your construction sites. Our award winning products maintain great community relations and staff productivity, enhancing your brand at tender. We help deliver projects on time, specification, and budget.
We are not just a supplier, but a partner. We work closely with project managers, engineers and owners from inception to completion as required. We advise and deliver noise reduction across the project lifecycle, from planning stage onwards, to produce tailored solutions that meet and exceed community expectations and state regulations or best practice. Our products are built to encompass lean methodology. The lightweight barriers are totally weather resistant, portable, and designed for quick assembly with a unique roll up design to minimize storage and transportation. Our barriers are ruggedized, and with a lifespan of over five years of continuous use you won’t find a more durable solution on the market anywhere. Proven time and time again to withstand the nation’s harshest environments, and worst weather.
We work with health and safety specialists in the built environment to reduce noise, to improve both community and industry health and wellbeing. We provide technical and practical knowledge to ensure full compliance with state, county, and municipal regulations. The benefits of noise control are clear, it leads to happier staff and better community relations. This generates a return in productivity and enhances brand reputation. Whether there are fixed state regulations on acceptable acoustic levels, or enforcement is subject to the discrepancy of local officers, we ensure your construction site is within remit. Our products are built with compliance in mind. We are proud of our partnerships with the health and safety profession, and will work with you across the project lifecycle to ensure project success with no compromise on safety standards.
Location is integral to viable and profitable construction and real estate development, but the realities of the environment, and the concerns of local residents and businesses, provide limitations. We specialize in delivering feasible, cost-effective, solutions to control noise, and also dust, debris, and light pollution. We work with key stakeholders from the outset, providing technical knowledge and practicable methods for noise reduction. Through prior consultation we help ensure designs are fully realized, and projects executed and delivered successfully. Built with a sustainable approach, our products are totally safe and can be deployed anywhere. Our commitment to product excellence and aesthetics mean they can fit into any landscape unobtrusively. The proven excellence of our product, our rigorous environmental standards and love of design make us the ideal partner in any project where noise control or noise pollution mitigation is an existing or potential issue.
The federal Office of Noise Abatement and Control (ONAC) was defunded in the 1980s. Therefore there is no current federal framework for noise pollution. This makes noise control a patchwork of jurisdictions enforced at state, county, and municipal level. Main contractors, developers, health and safety specialists, and project managers, need to be aware of the specific local framework for each particular construction project. We offer deep expertise nation wide, and will work with you across the project lifecycle, to deliver cost effective solutions to improve the acoustic environment. We will help identify how regulation works locally–and to make an assessment of site operations and the likely cause of noise disturbance and the likely cause of any complaints from local residents and businesses, then devise the most cost effective solutions to mitigate these circumstances, with minimal impact on the environment.
As a location One World Trade Center requires no introduction. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, there was obvious need to keep disruptive sound to a minimum during construction.
Our acoustic barriers had an instantaneous effect, really improving the acoustic environment for countless local residents, businesses, and tourists. As a consequence the WTC project team then asked Oliveira to roll our barriers out across the site.
The noise problem
Oliveira Contracting were successful in winning a tender for essential roadwork operations at One World Trade Center. They were briefed to avoid noise pollution that would negatively impact residents, businesses, and tourists, at this renowned and sensitive location in central Manhattan.
Echo Barrier’s Temporary Acoustic Barriers were installed to reduce noise pollution, and also to protect passers by from dust created by construction.
Before installation: the acoustic environment was 84-85dB(A). After installation: noise was reduced to 76/78-dB(A).
This was the improvement needed and the WTC team were so impressed they then asked Oliveira to introduce Echo Barrier’s Temporary Acoustic Barriers across the entire site.