New York City as well as several other county and municipal governments have promulgated noise codes to help maintain quality of life. It is the policy of New York City to reduce the ambient sound [noise] level in the city, so as to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare, and the peace and quiet of the inhabitants of the city, prevent injury to human, plant and animal life and property, foster the convenience and comfort of its inhabitants, and facilitate the enjoyment of the natural attractions of the city. Noise and vibration assessments are key elements of the Environmental Impact Assessment process for mass transit and development projects. Screening, assessment and analysis of noise have become a necessity during the construction phase of these projects.
Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc. (DESI), provides Noise Consulting services to various clients in the New York Metropolitan area. DESI's lead Noise expert is a Professional Engineer, NYCDEP approved Noise Consultant, and a Full Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE).
DESI provides the services necessary to perform studies to:
• Measure equipment noise,
• Simulate and predict noise from operation of special equipment.
DESI has predicted noise at various distances using the FHWA Highway Noise Prediction Model and identified noise attenuation measures.
DESI also provides noise monitoring services on a real time basis utilizing an automated noise monitoring process that provides immediate notification to project personnel when preset noise levels are exceeded, such that prompt and appropriate response measures can be implemented. DESI facilitates access to daily monitoring data through a web based system.