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Construction and Demolition Sites

Construction/demolition site noise and vibration can often be significant and for many large projects can last for a long time. As a result, under Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act (CoPA) 1974, Local Authorities are required to take action where they consider that noise and/or vibration from construction/demolition is, or is likely to, constitute a statutory nuisance to neighbouring areas.

Hodgson & Hodgson provide surveys, modeling, prediction, assessment and reporting in accordance with the current code of practice for noise and vibration control (BS 5228 parts 1 and 2) and specific Local Authority codes of practice to determine the impact of noise and vibration associated with operational and proposed construction and demolition sites. We can also assist contractors with the requirements of Section 60 and Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act including producing and submitting ‘prior consent’ applications by demonstrating that they will operate Best Practicable Means (BPM). Where potential impacts are considered to be significant, Hodgson & Hodgson can advise on aspects of noise and vibration control in order to comply with the statutory requirements and assist with the production of Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP). In some circumstances, site management plans or Local Authority stipulations require construction/demolition sites to be monitored to determine compliance with specified noise and vibration levels.

Hodgson & Hodgson are experienced in the provision of continuous and where required, long-term noise and vibration monitoring which can be tailored to meet the exact requirements of the client. Our portfolio of experience includes involvement in a wide variety of projects ranging from dwelling construction to major infrastructure projects, with assessment periods ranging from days to years.

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