The Jones Payne Group, Inc. Announces Publication of Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 89: Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs provides updated guidelines for sound insulation of residential and other noise-sensitive buildings. The report, researched and written by a team led by The Jones Payne Group, is designed to help airports and others develop and effectively manage aircraft noise insulation projects.

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The collaboration of the team members, the oversight of TRB, and input and feedback of the panelists who provided periodic review of the research were all essential to the success of the project.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

The Jones Payne Group, Inc. announced that the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has published Report 89, Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies manages ACRP and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsors it. The Jones Payne Group led the team that researched and wrote the report, which updated the original guidelines first published in 1992.

Created for airport and agency staff, consultants, and contractors, the 325-page report is designed to help airports develop and manage aircraft noise insulation projects. The report features chapters on program development, community outreach, acoustical engineering, design of architectural treatment strategies, treatment of historic structures, HVAC strategies, green initiatives, product development, construction contracting, program cost development and funding, project reporting, and closeout.

“This research will be very helpful to improve current practices and ensure compliant airport sound insulation programs,” said Theresia Schatz, a staff officer at the TRB. “It significantly expands information available on best practices and current standards and requirements for sound insulation of homes, as well as for other eligible noise-sensitive buildings.”

“An important objective of the research contained in the report was to update and expand the content of the 1992 and 1995 versions of the Guidelines,” said Michael K. Payne, Managing Principal of The Jones Payne Group, Inc. “The research team was comprised of ten individuals from nine separate professional service firms. Each team member had an extensive background with the different service elements that are essential to a successful sound insulation program. The collaboration of the team members, the oversight of TRB, and input and feedback of the panelists who provided periodic review of the research were all essential to the success of the project.”

To download a copy of Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs, go to http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/acrp_rpt_089.pdf.

The Jones Payne Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and implementation of community-focused programs and provides architecture, urban planning and design, program management, and information management services and products to the public and private sector. The firm has been involved in a variety of transportation-related planning, design, and technology implementation projects including design and construction for airport environmental mitigation and capital improvement programs.

The firm also offers planning, community outreach and liaison services, capital needs assessments, existing conditions surveys, community development, and information technology management services.

The Jones Payne Group provides property management capabilities to community land trusts, community development corporations, real estate developers, housing authorities, and environmental mitigation programs with its cloud-based software product, WeaverPRM, which the firm’s IMS/GIS group developed. The Jones Payne Group is headquartered in Boston with offices across the U.S.

For more information, visit http://www.jonespayne.com or call Michael Payne at 617-790-3747.


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