Building better environments

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

New York Street view

People’s exposure to environmental noise halved during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, according to researchers who analysed data from the recently published Apple Hearing Study. People’s exposure to environmental noise halved during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic and …

Has the air pollution fight been forgotten amid the pandemic poster

According to a recently published article by Cork-based journalist Darragh Bermingham, the air pollution fight has been forgotten amid the pandemic. Cork is a county in Ireland that has been ascribed the unfortunate handle of being one of the most polluted places on the planet …

Picture of Face masks

Air quality has become an increasingly topical conversation for cities and citizens in response to emerging coronavirus research linking poor air quality to significantly poorer health outcomes for those experiencing the symptoms of Covid-19. Air quality has become an increasingly topical conversation for cities and …

Night time traffic

What are the hidden dangers of noise pollution and how can we protect ourselves? Rosie Frost of Living recently published an article titled ‘The invisible threat of noise pollution: How do we protect quiet?’ about the hidden dangers of noise pollution and how we can …

Noise pollution Poster

It has certainly been a challenging few months. The team here at Sonitus Systems – like most people – have welcomed any positive news stories emerging from the recent crisis. It has certainly been a challenging few months. The team here at Sonitus Systems – …

Great lakes view from space

Everything we know about the levels of air pollution on a global scale and the impacts of these on human health comes from scientific research and ongoing studies. This work is critical, so it is perhaps unsurprising that the following article… The quality of the …

Real time noise monitoring Sonitus Systems Poster

As cities around the world start to tentatively re-open, it is inevitable that noise levels will increase alongside these increased levels of human, traffic and industrial activity. As cities around the world start to tentatively re-open, it is inevitable that noise levels will increase alongside …

Sonitus Systems noise monitor kit

While there are many definitions of what a smart city is or ought to be, my personal favourite is one that describes a smart city as… What is a so-called ‘Smart City’? While there are many definitions of what a smart city is or ought …

Digicon 2020 poster

Last week, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) DigiCon 2020 aired live online for the first time. Sonitus Systems hosted the round table discussion on ‘Environmental Monitoring: Priorities for Construction Managers‘. CIF DigiCon 2020 Last week, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) DigiCon 2020 aired live online …