LEA Consulting conducted a noise assessment as part of the Integrated Project Deliver (IPD) and SPA (Site Plan Application) process for Oakville Fire Halls #4 and #8. The objective of the two assessments was to evaluate the potential noise impacts of the emergency generator, fire truck testing, and HVAC equipment on the nearby noise sensitive areas. Sound level measurements of the fire trucks in high idle, representing truck testing conditions, were undertaken to generate reference sound power data, which was used as an input in our noise CadnaA model.
Based on our findings, noise emanating from the Oakville Fire Hall #8 will remain within the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) sound level limits at the nearest noise sensitive areas. Noise emanating from the Oakville Fire Hall #4 will exceed the MECP sound level limits at the nearest noise sensitive areas. Thus, a 2.2-metre high noise barrier was recommended to mitigate sound levels.
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