NOISE MAPPING AND ACOUSTIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS

The word “noise” derives from the Latin word “nausea” meaning sickness.
Noise is the biggest trigger of neighbourhood disputes and noise complaints to local authorities are increasing day after day. Largest percentage increases were in complaints about transport noise (aircraft above all), industrial and construction noise, but also domestic noise.
Noise mapping is not a new problem, as early as 720 BC authorities in the Italian City of  Sibari introduced noise zoning into local planning.

Autori: Baldacchini, Bellomini, Luzzi