To reduce the impacts of noise generated by aircraft from nearby General Mitchell International Airport, approximately 740 single- and multi-family homes are being acoustically treated using the single-parcel bid method. Consulting and management services for this multi-faceted, multi-year project include program management, architectural design, acoustical testing, environmental testing, construction management, homeowner outreach, grant administration, land acquisition assistance, navigation easement acquisition, homeowner sales assistance and Geographic Information Systems and document control systems development.
Approximately 1,700 single family homes impacted by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) aircraft noise were treated under the RSMS which was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award (2009) for preserving Arizona’s prehistoric and historic resources and the Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation (2009 AAAE Airport Noise Mitigation Symposium). Services provided included program management, residential and historical home acoustical design, construction administration, Owner representation during construction, sub-consultant and Airport consultant management, community outreach/public relations, FAA grant application preparation and administration and financial/close-out reporting.
Acoustical treatments are being provided for Phoenix and Tempe places of worship, schools and community centers that were built before October 1, 1998 and are impacted by Sky Harbor International Airport aircraft noise. Services include program management, design and construction administration, community outreach, sub-consultant management, FAA grant coordination, administration and grant application preparation and construction closeout services. Acoustical treatments include noise reducing exterior/interior doors and windows, weather stripping, secondary roof and/or ceiling applications, attic insulation, acoustic baffles and mechanical and electrical upgrades, where needed.
Conducted in 13 phases over a period of 14 years, the SJC Acoustical Treatment Program was completed ahead of schedule and included acoustical modifications to more than 1,800 homes, 30 historical homes and two historical schools impacted by aircraft noise from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Services provided included program management, architectural design, acoustical design, mechanical/electrical design oversight, code issue identification, community outreach, agency liaison, and construction inspection and construction administration services.
The Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension (SVBX) is the 10-mile, two station, and first phase of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) expansion to San Jose. The SVBX will bring commuters into Silicon Valley with convenient connections to bus and light rail that serve major employers including Cisco Systems, Adobe and Ebay. After extensive federal and state environmental analyses, it was determined that project noise could adversely impact approximately 500 residences. Project services to mitigate noise impacts to residents include acoustical testing; preparation of noise reports, architectural design plans, technical specifications and cost estimates; obtaining building permits; and providing homeowner outreach and construction administration services.