Ear to the Ground

Free Webinar Series on Noise During Land-use Planning Runs Until July 20

Land-use Planning and Noise

Everything you wanted to know about Noise during Land-use Planning but were afraid to ask.

HGC Engineering is offering this free 4-part webinar series on Noise Fundamentals and Design Strategies during Land-use Planning starting June 8th and running every two weeks until July 20th. This online educational program was developed to meet the practical approval and mitigation needs of Ontario developers, urban planners, and municipalities looking to achieve neighborly peace and harmony between noise-sensitive residential developments and nearby traffic areas and/or commercial/industrial lands.
At 30 minutes each (plus Q&A), these webinar sessions are designed to be short, but informative. Take a break with us while you work from home or office, and you’re guaranteed to pick up some sound knowledge you can put to good use.

 

Why Noise Vibration study

 

Webinar #1: Why are Noise & Vibration Studies Needed?

  • Overview of the types of noise and vibration considered during land-use planning

  • Survey of the range of noise and vibrations impact studies often required

  • What kind of Land-use changes can trigger a noise/vibration approval?

  • Review of the limits governing noise guidelines provincially, federally, and municipally in Ontario

 

This webinar took place June 8th at 12:30 PM EST/10:30 AM MST

Presenter: Yvonne Lo,  Acoustical Consultant @HGC Engineering

 

 

Webinar #2: What goes into a Noise Study?

  • Ways of determining current and future traffic noise in an area (road/rail/aircraft)

  • Assessing environmental noise from stationary sources such as mechanical equipment and loading docks.

  • Predicting sound levels using sound mapping software

     

Join us for this 30-minute webinar followed by a short Q&A.

This webinar will take place June 22nd at 12:30 PM EST/10:30 AM MST

Presenter: Harry Cai, Acoustical Consultant @HGC Engineering

Click Here to Register now!

 

 

Noise Mitigation and Land Use Compatibility

 

Webinar #3: Noise Mitigation Solutions

  • What can be done when you are found to be in excess of the guideline noise limits?

  • What types of noise control measures are available for consideration?

  • Mitigation case study Examples

     

Join us for this 30-minute webinar followed by a short Q&A.

This webinar will take place July 6th at 12:30 PM EST/10:30 AM MST

Presenter: Victor Garcia, Senior Engineer, Associate @HGC Engineering

Click Here to Register now!

 

 

Noise and Land Use Compatibility

 

Webinar #4 Noise and Land-use Compatibility

• Review of land-use compatibility guidelines as it relates to noise
• Challenges of noise-sensitive developments alongside commercial/industrial lands.
• Good distance setbacks rules of thumb to follow
• Benefits of a technical noise study to ensure compatibility
• Land-use compatibility case study examples

 

Join us for this 30-minute webinar followed by a short Q&A.

This webinar will take place on July 20th at 12:30 PM EST/10:30 AM MST

Presenter: Mandy Chan, Senior Engineer, Associate @HGC Engineering

Click Here to Register now!