Building better environments

We keep an eye on issues around the world that affect people and property in the built environment.

Aircraft Noise warning sign

Proposed changes to noise regulations at Dublin Airport could mean big changes for local residents and the airport management alike. A recent article in the Irish Independent that proposed changes to regulations on noise levels at Dublin Airport have got the backing of local authority …

Construction Project

According to the European Environment Agency, environmental noise contributes to up to 12,000 premature deaths in Europe each year. Construction noise in particular can cause a myriad of problems, especially for local residents. The impact of noise is subjective and depends upon the individual. While …

Pumpkin with headphones on

Halloween Noise Monitoring

While the main event may now be over, bangers and bonfires are likely to take a few days to fully fizzle out. While the main event may now be over, bangers and bonfires are likely to take a few days to fully fizzle out. Interestingly, …

Air Quality Monitor on street

According to latest reports, parts of Dublin city centre are likely to breach EU and World Health Organisation guidelines for air quality in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Latest reports suggest that parts of Dublin city centre are likely to breach EU and …

Plane flying over city

According to a recent article in the Irish Examiner, almost 4,000 complaints have been lodged over noise from Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019. According to a recent article in the Irish Examiner, almost 4,000 complaints have been lodged over noise from Dublin …

Industrial plant

Industrial Noise Monitoring

Noise is one of the most pervasive and underestimated hazards in the modern workplace. Noise is one of the most pervasive and underestimated hazards in the modern workplace. As the impact of noise is somewhat subjective, its effect on people varies hugely. While there are …

Man sitting in a window looking out at the city

The world is growing increasingly noisy and action is needed for people to protect their hearing. The world is growing increasingly noisy and action is needed for people to protect their hearing. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) road traffic is the biggest cause …

Concert at night

Noise Monitoring and Concerts

If you are attending concerts in Ireland (or anywhere), it is advised that you wear some sort of hearing protection due to the high sound levels usually above 85 decibels at a concert. If you are attending concerts in Ireland (or anywhere), it is advised …

Sonitus Systems on Newstalk Poster

Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on Jess Kelly’s Tech Talk show on Newstalk to discuss noise and the challenges it poses. Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on Jess Kelly’s Tech Talk show on Newstalk to discuss noise and the challenges it …