2nd Edition

Environmental Noise Barriers A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition

By Benz Kotzen, Colin English Copyright 2009
    282 Pages
    by CRC Press

    282 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-stop reference for practitioners, whether acoustical engineers, landscape architects, or manufacturers, and for highways departments in local and central authorities. This extensively revised new edition is updated in line with UK and EU legislation and international provision of barriers.

    Introduction.  Defining the Need for Barriers.  Acoustic and Visual Impact Assessment – Environmental Impact Assessment Techniques and Mitigation.  Acoustic Performance of Barriers.  Barrier Morphology and Design.  Types of Barrier and Barrier Materials.  Planting and Bio-barriers.  Noise Amelioration and Roads.  Tunnels.  Airports.  Environmental Noise Barriers in Other Locations - Industrial Uses


    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.

    "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