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  • Noise Barrier efficiency calculations now identify imperfect barriers

    Brüel & Kjær today announced its Predictor-LimA noise mapping and prediction software now automatically calculates noise barrier efficiency to identify inadequate barrier performance. In addition, by modelling how well a noise barrier performs along the transmission loss spectrum, acoustic experts can more easily identify the most effective noise barrier for a specific ...

  • Green walls show promise as sound barriers for buildings

    Green walls, designed so they are covered in vegetation, could help cut the amount of noise that enters buildings, a new study has found. In lab. tests, researchers found that a modular green wall system reduced sound levels by 15 decibels (dB). This leads them to believe that it is a promising sound reduction device that could improve quality-of-life for city residents. Green walls and green ...

  • A World Leader in Acoustical Consulting and Noise Abatement Technology, by ATCO Noise Management, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest ATCO Noise Management (Calgary, Alberta), an ATCO Group company, as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. ATCO Noise Management is a full-service E+P+C/M contractor with decades of experience in the design and construction of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hodgson & Hodgson on the Right Track in Europe

    Building on the sucess of winning the UK arm of Bombardier Transportation’s Supplier of the Year 2010, Hodgson & Hodgson Group recently headed to the International BtoB Meetings for the Railway Industry in Lille, France to promote its capabilities to various European Railway Industry Executives.   Hodgson & Hodgson showcased its unique business proposition of being a “One ...

  • Innova launched as new name for atco emissions management

    Innova Global Limited (Innova) has been selected as the new name for ATCO Emissions Management to better reflect the company’s innovative approach to developing products and providing industry leading solutions and services to our clients. “Innova is inspired by innovation-- the principle that has led to the launch of eight new products since 2009, complementing our complete acoustic ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • ASTM C1729 - 12 Standard Specification for Aluminum Jacketing for Insulation

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation operating at either above or below ambient temperatures and in both indoor and outdoor locations. It does not cover insulation jacketing made from other materials such as mastics, fiber reinforced plastic, PVC, or stainless steel nor does it cover the details of thermal or acoustical ...


    By ASTM International

  • New outdoor sound propagation calculation software

    Based on state of the art calculation methods, Mediterranean Acoustics Research & Development has released new outdoor sound propagation calculation software called Olive Tree Lab Terrain. OTL Terrain is aimed at small scale projects as opposed to large mapping software. It addresses mostly fixed noise sources within a small area where there is control over most of the parameters involved in ...

  • Armtec Infrastructure Inc. has access to $125 million Brookfield financing

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. ("Armtec" or the "Company") (TSX: ARF and ARF.DB) announced today that a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. company has advised Armtec that it has completed certain additional due diligence matters for the loan agreement announced on August 2, 2011 (the "Loan Agreement"). As a result, Brookfield has waived its due diligence condition under the Loan Agreement. The effect ...


    By Armtec

  • Armtec Infrastructure Inc. enters into loan agreement and warrant agreement with Brookfield

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. ("Armtec" or the "Company") (TSX: ARF and ARF.DB) today announced that, following receipt of conditional listing approval from the TSX, it has entered into a Loan Agreement and Warrant Agreement with a Brookfield Asset Management company in connection with the $125 million credit facility previously announced by the Company on July 3, 2011. Entry into these Agreements ...


    By Armtec

  • Armtec Infrastructure Inc. completed refinancing

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. (TSX:ARF)(TSX:ARF.DB) announced today that its operating subsidiary, Armtec Holdings Limited ("Armtec" or the "Company"), has completed a refinancing of its existing senior bank facility. Pursuant to the refinancing, Armtec has borrowed $125 million under a senior secured loan facility with a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. company. After repaying the senior bank ...


    By Armtec

  • ASTM E1414 / E1414M - 11a standard test method for airborne sound attenuation between rooms sharing a common ceiling plenum

    Modern offices and other multipurpose buildings commonly have suspended acoustical ceilings installed over room dividing partitions. The test facility prescribed in this test method is useful for providing ceiling attenuation data on the relevant ceiling/partition elements and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Acoustiblok Introduces Green Acoustifence

    Acoustiblok Corporation announces a new product: Landscape Green Acoustifence (Pat. Pend). One of Acoustiblok’s most popular products, Acoustifence is designed as an advanced sound barrier that can easily be attached to most types of fencing. The new green shade easily blends into the environment making it ideal for landscaping projects, residential home use and outdoor applications where ...


    By Acoustiblok International

  • Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is committed to supporting technological innovations that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Carpets from UK Recycling & Waste Management show recycled into new building products

    20,000 square metres of carpet used at the major recycling and waste management exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK have been successfully recycled into new engineered construction products. Effective collaboration between Carpet Recycling UK, the industry body for recycling and re-using carpet, and all parties ensured that stand and aisle carpet ...

  • Protecting and enhancing the lives of miners

    “Employee health and safety is increasingly recognised as a key benefit by enlightened companies,” CSIRO Exploration & Mining Chief Dr Mike McWilliams said. “This is good news for both workers and their families as well as for mine production levels and profitability. “Health and safety performance is driven fundamentally by personal attitudes and organisational leadership.” “Scientific and ...

  • Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Armtec Infrastructure awarded long-term contract to supply infrastructure products to BC Hydro

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. ("Armtec" or the "Company") (TSX: ARF and ARF.DB) today announced it has been awarded an exclusive long-term contract to supply utility vaults and associated products related to precast underground infrastructure for British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority ("BC Hydro"). The contract, valued at approximately $40 million based on a nine-year period, is fixed for a term ...


    By Armtec

  • SoundPLAN-essential 2.0

    SoundPLAN-essential 3.0 is the single document application for environmental noise planning of roads, railways and industrial facilities. Create noise contour maps in cities and open environment from basic 3D geometry and some traffic information or sound power data. It was conceived with the occasional users in mind, who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics and want results in the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Armtec Infrastructure announces Mark Anderson assumes position as president and chief executive officer

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. (TSX: ARF and ARF.DB) ("Armtec" or the "Company") announces that Charles Phillips has resigned as both President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company in order to pursue other interests. The Board of Directors wishes to recognize the many years of dedication and service of Mr. Phillips to Armtec, and wishes him every success in his future endeavors. ...


    By Armtec

  • What`s the UK`s noisiest job?

    New research to identify the noisiest jobs in the UK has revealed that millions of Brits are being exposed to dangerous decibels in the workplace. Sound experts at Echo Barrier, a company which provides noise management solutions across a number of industries, have identified 10 occupations where noise poses a serious health problem. Top of the list ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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