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Noise and vibration

We use an efficient noise data  management technique where data preparation for the noise models and post processing of the results is undertaken in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Virid IFC has extensive experience in noise modelling with our personnel providing noise and vibrations assessments for high profile infrastructure projects across Australia. 

 

We work with a range of companies and organisations to meet their noise requirements.  These include developers, councils, developers, construction projects, transport infrastructure and multi-national corporations.

Development and operations such as transport infrastructure have the potential to generate noise which causes impacts to sensitive receptors. The most common noise source site operations is typically from engine-powered machinery such as earth-moving equipment (bulldozers), material-handling equipment (cranes), and stationary equipment (generators). Mobile equipment operates in a sporadic manner, while stationary equipment such as compressors, generate noise at fairly constant levels. If not managed adequately, noise may be a frequent source of environmental complaints particularly when working at outside normal working hours. 


Our Geographic Information System (GIS) based approach to noise assessments allows efficient integration with other disciplines with data available in a convenient and use to use format. As a result, our noise modelling and mapping using GIS is considerably more cost effective than traditional software modelling.

Our experience includes environmental, mining, construction and transportation noise impact assessments for large projects. The approach includes Ambient Maps National Transport Noise Map which is the one of the world’s largest noise maps which is supported by our management of the associated significant dataset.

Our services include:

  • Noise and vibration impact assessments (approvals and compliance)​

  • Recommending cost-effective noise and vibration mitigation measures​

  • Noise Management Plans (construction and operation phases)​

  • Complaint investigations​

  • Assisting with noise reduction programs / initiatives​

  • Peer review of noise and vibration assessments​

  • Short and long term ambient air quality monitoring programs​