ERIC Number: ED148029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Study--The Feasibility, Practicability and Cost of the Soundproofing of Schools, Hospitals, and Public Health Facilities Located Near Airports. Report to Congress.
Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This report fulfills the requirement of Public Law 94-353 that requires the Secretary of Transportation to report to the Congress with respect to the feasibility, practicability, and cost of soundproofing noise-impacted schools, hospitals, and public health facilities, in order to reduce the possible adverse effects of aircraft noise. A survey of the impact of aircraft noise on 60 school and hospital buildings was conducted near six major U.S. airports within Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) areas to acquire a representative sample of aircraft noise impact on such buildings nationwide. Building modifications for noise reduction purposes were estimated for the sample of 60 buildings. Resultant noise reductions and costs provided a basis for extrapolation to all such buildings within a NEF impact area around airports nationwide. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.