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Main Title Construction Noise Control Technology Initiatives.
Author Patten, C. W. ; Benson, W. ; Kirkland, J. ; Ronk, L. ; Rudman, B. ;
CORP Author ORI, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1980
Report Number ORI/TR-1789; EPA-68-01-6154;
Stock Number PB81-186983
Additional Subjects Construction equipment ; Noise pollution ; Noise reduction ; Earth handling equipment ; Materials handling equipment ; Excavating equipment ; Pile drivers ; Rock drills ; Pneumatic equipment ; Technology assessment ; Noise levels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-186983 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 225p
The objective of this report is to develop construction noise technology initiatives which could be implemented by the Technology and Federal Programs Division, Office of Noise Abatement and Control, U.S. EPA during the period FY1981-FY1985. The report includes background information on the impact of construction noise, actions that have been carried out by Federal, State and local governments to control construction equipment and construction site noise, and a forecast of construction activity for the period 1980-1985. Construction noise technology needs are developed by: (1) analyzing the noise problems and needs of State and local governments reported in several EPA sponsored surveys; (2) interviews with knowledgeable persons in the Federal government, and (3) a telephone survey of equipment manufacturers, construction contractors and trade organizations. Technology initiatives are identified based on the analysis of needs. Project descriptions for each initiative are included in the Appendix. The relative priority for implementing each project is determined using a priority ranking scheme. Finding and conclusions based on the expressed needs, the technology initiatives, and the priority for implementing the technology projects are presented.