Environmental noise assessments
The European Noise Directive requires "noise action plans" to be formulated, relying largely on a software prediction approach. But a new technology could help. Matthew Cand investigates.Environmental noise assessments are routinely undertaken to study the impact of various developments; for example, a new residential development or the proposed modification of an existing road.
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