Welcome to the dBx Acoustics jargon buster! In this section, we list some common acoustic terms as well as standards and guidance you may be asked to comply with. If there’s something you need to know that we haven’t covered here, please let us know.
BS5228: Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites describes methods of assessing the impact of construction noise and vibration on sensitive receptors.
There are no fixed limits for noise, but guidance is provided on “Best Practicable Means” to control both noise and vibration. Where a significant impact is predicted, contractors may be required to measure noise and vibration during construction and demolition, and to limit the periods during which the greatest impacts occur.