From shopping plazas to big box retail zones. From grocery and pharmacy chains to car washes and restaurants with drive-throughs, HGC Engineering offers noise assessments in support of municipal site plan and land-use rezoning approvals for developers, land-owners, architects and planners. The noise studies HGC Engineering conducts in the province of Ontario are in conformance with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Guidelines for Noise Control in Land Use Planning.
Typically these types of noise studies investigate the potential noise impact of commercial and retail plazas activities and operations on residences in the direct vicinity of these kind of developments. For low-rise commercial, retail and mixed-use buildings and plazas, this requires investigating noise emanating from rooftop heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, as well as loading areas/docks and drive through zones.
Acoustical Engineering Services Provided
During Planning Phase
For site plan and land-use rezoning approval by municipality and impacted transit/transportation authorities:
- Noise Assessment for Feasibility Studies
- Traffic Noise and Vibration Studies
- Noise Mitigation Support
- Site Plan Approval support
- Building Permit/Detailed plan support
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Peer Review
- Noise audits and letters of certification for occupancy permit approval
- Occupant noise complaint forensics and troubleshooting