Noise and vibration regulations can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and among branches of government, often resulting in misunderstandings and potential legal conflict. Open to a considerable breadth of interpretation, the parameters of “excessive” noise sometimes require third-party, scientific objectivity when disagreements occur.
We offer expert witness services for all aspects of acoustic measurement and assessment. Recent services have included:
- testing and assessment of, as well as opinion on, sound insulation levels between dwellings within a major Vancouver residential tower development
- measurement of and opinion on sound transmission levels from a fitness studio to adjacent commercial suites
- measurement of and opinion on increased road traffic noise affecting land with future development potential
- opinion on how sound transmission from an outdoor shooting range could potentially impact development in the nearby community.