Environmental Noise Barriers

A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition

By Benz Kotzen, Colin English

© 2009 – CRC Press

258 pages

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Hardback: 9780415437080
pub: 2009-04-20
US Dollars$209.95
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Dr Benz Kotzenis 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC000000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
TEC001000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Acoustics & Sound