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Main Title Propagation of Urban Construction Site Noise Along Street Corridors.
Author Donavan, Paul R. ; Wyvill, J. Craig ;
CORP Author National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC. National Engineering Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1979
Report Number NBSIR-79-1594;
Stock Number PB82-138280
Additional Subjects Urban areas ; Construction ; Noise pollution ; Streets ; Sound transmission ; Site surveys ; Acoustic measurement ; Noise levels ; Computer aided analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-138280 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 48p
An existing urban sound propagation model has been applied to the specific problem of estimating the propagation of noise from urban construction sites along street corridors. Discussion summarizes the development of the propagation model and computer programs used to estimate sound propagation. The propagation model has been applied to five different construction site orientations resulting from two city block configurations. For each of the site orientations, the estimated values of attenuation versus distance in the streets surrounding individual sites are presented. Assuming the sound level at the construction site is known, the procedure to be used to determine sound levels in the surrounding streets is also provided.