Dust, Noise and Vibration Control

A good construction management plan should clearly define the measures to be taken at site level in order to control and limit dust generation, noise emissions and vibration levels in order to protect neighboring properties and other sensitive receptors in the vicinity of the Project. Aspect can support clients with clearly written execution plans and method statements to ensure your site complies with municipality regulations, avoiding fines and protecting your reputation.

Call Aspects project management team on +971(0) 45518588 or email us on enquiries@aspectgroup.net for more information.

Dust Suppression & Control Measures
Dust control measures should apply to any construction site where there is the potential for air and water pollution from dust traveling across the landscape or through the air. Dust control includes practices used to reduce or prevent the surface and air transport of dust during construction, these include;

  • Water, which should be applied at least three times a day or more, depending on the atmospheric conditions
  • Mulch and vegetation may be applied to protect exposed soil from both wind and water erosion.
  • Dry applied polymers can be initially watered for activation to be effective for dust control. This method bonds the individual soil particles together.
  • Chloride retains moisture for prolonged periods helping you fighting against dust and erosion problems.
  • A board fence, wind fence, sediment fence, or similar barrier can control air currents and prevent dust spreading across a wide area.
  • Stone can be an effective dust deterrent for construction roads and entrances.
  • Sweeping equipment can be used to clean debris and dust from paved or roadways

Noise Suppression & Control Measures
Best Practicable Means (BPM) of noise control should be applied during construction works to minimise noise (including vibration) arising from construction activities.
The general principles of noise management are given below:

Control at Source

  • Equipment – noise emissions limits for equipment brought to site.
  • Equipment – method of directly controlling noise e.g. by retrofitting controls to plant and machinery.
  • Equipment – indirect method of controlling noise e.g. acoustic screens.
  • Equipment – indirect method of controlling noise e.g. benefits and practicality of using alternative construction methodology to achieve the objective as opposed to more conventional but noisier techniques.
  • Selection of quieter tools/machines.
  • Application of quieter processes

Control at Site Level

  • Administrative and legislative control.
  • Control of working hours.
  • Control of delivery areas and times.
  • Careful choice of compound location.
  • Physically screening site.
  • Control of noise via Contract specification of limits.
  • Noise Monitoring, to check compliance with noise level limits.
  • cessation of works until alternative method is found.
  • Many of the activities which generate noise can be mitigated to some degree by careful operation of machinery and use of tools.
  • Tool box talks and site inductions.

Vibration Suppression & Control Measures
Best Practicable Means (BPM) of noise control should be applied during construction works to minimise noise (including vibration) arising from construction activities.
The general principles of noise management are given below:

  • Vehicles and mechanical plant should be maintained in a good and effective working order and operated in a manner to minimize noise emissions. The contractor should ensure that all plant complies with the relevant statutory requirements.
  • Site vehicles should be equipped with broadband, non-tonal reversing alarms.
  • Compressor, generator and engine compartment doors should be kept closed and plant turned off when not in use.
  • All pneumatic tools should be fitted with silencers/mufflers.
  • Care should be taken when unloading vehicles to avoid unnecessary noise.
  • The use of particularly noise plant should be limited, i.e. avoiding use of particularly noisy plant early in the morning.
  • Restrict the number of plant items in use at any one time.
  • Plant maintenance operations should be undertaken at distance from noise-sensitive receptors.
  • Reduce the speed of vehicle movements.
  • Ensure that operations are designed to be undertaken with any directional noise emissions pointing away from noise-sensitive receptors.
  • When replacing older plant, ensure that the quietest plant available is considered.
  • Drop heights should be minimized when loading vehicles with rubble.
  • Vehicles should be prohibited from waiting within the site with their engines running or alternatively, located in waiting areas away from sensitive receptors.
  • Local hoarding, screens or barriers should be erected to shield particularly noisy activities.
  • Piling should be carried out with the method that minimizes both noise and the transmission of vibration to sensitive receptors;

With a professional team with years of international project and cost management experience we will work as a team to protect your investment.

Email us on enquiries@aspectgroup.net or call on +971 (0)45518588

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