noise barrier News

  • New vehicle noise standards proposed

    After a twenty-year wait, the European Commission has today proposed new standards to cut noise levels from cars, vans, buses and lorries. Reacting to the proposal, Nina Renshaw, deputy director at Transport and Environment, said: “While this proposal is a welcome move in the right direction, it should have gone farther and faster. The vast majority of cars for sale already meet step 1 of ...

  • EU draft law to cut traffic noise written by Porsche

    The Environment Committee of the European Parliament will vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. The compromise proposal put forward by the lead MEP has been drafted by sports car manufacturer Porsche. The vote, scheduled for 19 September, will set noise limits from cars, vans, trucks and buses. A so called “compromise amendment”, normally designed to balance the divided views ...

  • Tensar Geogrid technology offers sustainable solutions for Rail Trackbed and structure stability

    Tensar International has led the world in the design and manufacture of trackbed stabilisation, ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions since the 1970s. Continuous development and innovation of geogrids and geotextiles, including many patented designs, have led to their use in railways across Europe and the world, as well as road, bridge, embankment, runway and many other ...

  • 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

  • TDA is the future solution to lightweight foundations

    Our customers often ask us how to turn shredded tyres into business. This series of articles enlightens the future possibilities of utilizing end-of-life tyres (ELTs) and also presents productive and environmental friendly applications that are already commercialized. Tyre derived aggregates (TDA) have been used as lightweight in constructing roads, embankments, noise barriers, building ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Report on environmental noise directive published

    Commenting on new reports benchmarking progress on noise management in Europe, Environmental Protection UK is calling for the impacts of noise to be properly taken into account in all planning and transport decisions. The reports, which were commissioned by the EU, provide an examination of implementation to date of the Environmental Noise Directive and recommend the most cost effective measures ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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

  • New tool to assess sustainability of transport noise reduction devices

    A new method of assessing the sustainability of noise reduction devices (NRDs) used in transport infrastructure, such as noise barriers or absorptive claddings, is presented in a recent study. The new set of specially designed sustainability criteria allows NRDs to be easily and accurately evaluated, its developers suggest. Noise reduction is a key part of the European Commission’s ...

  • CERC Research News

    CERC conducts a wide range of environmental research and development projects. Recent work includes: Developing a transport routing tool for Glasgow under the InnovateUK project QCumber-EnvHealth. The tool enables the public to reduce their exposure by choosing 'low air pollution' routes for their journeys. Working with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop an emissions ...

  • A 20-year wait for a disappointing revision of vehicle noise limits

    The Commission has published its long-awaited proposals on reducing noise from cars, vans, buses and lorries, but the vast majority of cars already meet the first stage of the stricter limits, and almost a quarter meet the second stage. T&E says the proposals should have gone ‘farther and faster’, and has called for a third stage in the timetable in order to create an incentive ...

  • 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

  • EPUK welcomes local environmental quality and public health link in draft health white paper

    EPUK supports the explicit recognition made in the draft Health White Paper that the quality of our local environment plays a fundamental role in health and well being. Environmental health professionals have long played a crucial role in the protection of public health. We believe that by bringing public health back into the remit of local government with a more formalised role and dedicated ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eco Expo Asia 2017 welcomes the debut Bavaria participation as part of a growing and exciting line-up

    Eco Expo Asia is set to present its 12th edition at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, from 26 to 29 October 2017. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the expo serves as a gateway to the flourishing green market in Asia. This year’s ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • 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 GmbH

  • Transport noise: the health impacts of noise pollution

    Whilst living in cities, near airports or road and rail links, might prove useful for the commute, the noise levels can sometimes be too much to bear. A growing body of research reveals, transport noise can cause sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease, elevated hormone levels, psychological problems and even premature death; studies on children have identified cognitive impairment, worsened ...

  • 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

  • Environmental sound barriers: a mixed blessing

    Busy roads have major impacts on the environment of surrounding areas, with noise pollution from traffic being one of the biggest problems. Building sound barriers alongside the road is a common way to minimise such noise. A recent study highlights the benefits and disadvantages of sound barriers. Earth mounds, fences or walls are frequently constructed as sound barriers alongside busy roads ...

  • Turn down the noise — softening the impact of excess transport noise

    As a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the transport sector figures high on the international climate change agenda. But for many living in cities, under flight paths or near major road and rail links, it's another of transport's by-products that causes most immediate harm: noise. Clearly, transport noise's long-term impacts fall a long way short of the apocalyptic projections for unabated ...

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