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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Now that “good” land is scarce, how do we build comfortable housing in the margins? The majority of available, urban land is close to rail lines, utilities, industry, airports, and other disruptive uses. New housing on this land presents many challenges, including keeping the noise and vibration at bay.
In this session, acoustic design expert Derek Flake lays out the red flags that lead to acoustic discomfort on these less-than-ideal sites. Derek uses his years of experience working with planners, municipalities, and developers to cut through technical jargon, as some of these concepts are not exactly intuitive. While brief, this presentation is more than a refresher course on noise regulations and limits. Derek discusses what influences noise perception and how to identify the conditions that cause noise complaints and discomfort. When it comes to the quest for housing, noise doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker.