Noise pollution generated by transport is acknowledged to be a major environmental problem. This book examines both the acoustic and landscape issues affecting the design of barriers. By addressing the needs of the whole design team, it provides expert guidance on good practice and highlights the pitfalls of poor design. Detailed consideration is given to materials, engineering, legal and environmental issues as well as the health and social impacts of noise barriers. Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-step reference for practitioners, be they acoustic engineers, landscape architects or manufacturers and for highways departments in local and central authorities.
* illustrates the wide variety of design solutions for different acoustic and landscape situations in several European countries
* contains a generous range of full colour photographs
* provides information on manufacturers, products and services.
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Dr Benz Kotzen is a chartered landscape architect with over 25 years’ experience in the field.
Colin English is a chartered acoustic engineer and past president of the Institute of Acoustics.Review:
"A highly useful source of information ... for architects, planners, developers, engineers and acousticians" – Acoustics Bulletin
"A useful book that should improve your knowledge of barrier noise control. It has the potential to inspire, to encourage you to develop barriers that are both effective and attractive. Even if you don't have time to read the text, you will gain many ideas merely by looking at the pictures." – Graham Custard, Noise Engineering Journal
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Book Description CRC Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0419231803