Cost Effectiveness of Alternative Noise Reduction Methods for Construction of Family Housing.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The objective of this work was to obtain the costbenefit relationships associated with new, quieter construction equipment andor construction process modification. A workable costbenefit model was developed for this purpose, but a significantly larger data base must be acquired to apply this model. This initial work effort concentrated on one type of construction-multifamily housing construction. Significant findings included 1 Construction site boundary noise can be significantly reduced by a number of currently available techniques 2 the use of two quieter machines of lower capacity in lieu of one standard machine not only costs more but is of questionable noise control value, since the total noise exposure is sometimes greater from two machines than from one larger machine 3 costbenefit relationships for estimating purposes can be provided only after a significantly larger data base is obtained. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis