We offer practical engineering solutions for land development, building design, and commercial/industrial projects, ensuring compliance with applicable noise criteria and guidelines. Explore our services for a seamless experience.
NOISE AND VIBRATION ASSESSMENT
Completing technical reports for new sensitive land uses, new commercial uses, new industrial facilities, new railways, modification to rail infrastructure and rail yards, and existing, expanded or new roadways.
NOISE COMPLAINT INVESTIGTATION
Trouble-shooting noise and vibration problems in existing residential buildings and avoiding problems in the design of new developments.
Providing peer review services to approving agencies, municipalities and private landowners or landowner groups.
GRAVEL PITS AND QUARRIES
Completing an ECA or acoustic audit for an existing or proposed gravel pit and quarry to ensure the MECP guidelines are achieved. Troubleshoot mitigation options on an as-needed basis to support land-use compatibility.
VIBRATION CONTROL OF MACHINERY
Investigating proposed or currently installed machinery to ensure noise and vibration control elements are installed as needed to reduce the impact of noise and vibration transmission. Sound and vibration measurements completed as needed and evaluated versus applicable noise and vibration criteria.
CONSTRUCTION VIBRATION MONITORING
Providing construction vibration Zone of Influence (ZOI) reports and engineering support for continuous vibration monitoring associated with new construction. A typical example is the construction monitoring required in the City of Toronto for the shoring and construction activities of a new high-rise building.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION SUPPORT
Providing guidance and input to clients as needed to understand relevant criteria and conducting noise and vibration measurements as necessary to determine conformance with the applicable criteria.
LEARNING AND EDUCATION SERVICES
Presentations and information sessions related the basics of acoustics, understanding the noise guidelines and criteria and best practices to ensure successful projects that account for noise and vibration control.
PROOF OF PERFORMANCE
On-site sound measurements, Sound Transmission Class (STC) wall/floor tests, Impact Isolation Class (IIC) floor tests, Noise Criterion (NC) measurements, Reverberation Time (RT60 measurements), Speech Intelligibility (STI) measurements, acoustics audits and analysis.
Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA) and Acoustics Audits.
Completing ECA work for industrial landowners to fulfill requirements of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). Acoustic audits at surrounding noise sensitive receptors to confirm compliance with the MECP guidelines. Acoustic audits at surrounding noise sensitive receptors to confirm compliance with MECP guideline NPC-300
ARCHITECTURAL AND ROOM ACOUSTICS
Similar to "Proof of Performance", completing on-site measurements to confirm specific criteria is achieved. Also, assisting at design stage to ensure walls/floors, for example, are designed appropriately to meet or exceed industry standards for noise control.
TARION ACOUSTICAL CLEARANCE
Retained by a residential developer in support of Tarion acoustical requirements. General work involves review of all architectural, mechanical and electrical plans as part of technical report with design guidance. Inspections, troubleshooting and sound measurements during construction. Completing a sign-off letter at completion of the project.
Experience practical and efficient noise and vibration control. We help clients navigate government regulations for land development, building projects, and continued compliance with industry relevant acoustical standards and criteria. Trust us to deliver effective solutions tailored to your needs.