“Money and time is being needlessly wasted by construction companies who are failing to specify noise reduction measures as part of their site plans” is the message from market leading noise reduction specialists Echo Barrier.
Last month the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA) introduced a special S$10million fund to incentivise construction companies to introduce noise reduction solutions into their site management plans. The Quieter Construction Fund (QCF) will offset up to 50% of the cost of purchasing or leasing noise reduction solutions.
In response to the new incentive, the company, which has recently worked with internationally recognised construction projects such as the London Underground and the Sydney Rail Network, is urging Singapore’s construction firms to take advantage of the chance to make noise reduction a priority and reap the benefits.
Echo barrier’s technical director Peter Wilson is a supporter of the fund, commenting: “Not only can noise reduction measures reduce noise complaints, save time and money, but it goes a long way to creating a quieter living environment for local residents.
“We are congratulating the NEA for making this fund available and are urging any construction company, no matter what their size, to take advantage of it.”
In financial terms, upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars are thought to be wasted annually in noise complaints and disrupted work schedules.
Echo Barrier is one of the world’s leading solutions to the increasingly important issue of excessive noise, offering innovative, effective, practical and low cost solutions for noisy construction sites.
The temporary acoustic barriers are easily fitted to metal fencing or scaffolding structures to reduce both transmitted and reflected sound, significantly reducing the noise emitted from construction sites – typically by 90 – 97%.
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