Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3409477
Title: An investigation of community noise in high-rise residential environments
Authors: Alam, S.M.
Eang, L.S. 
Tan, A.
Tiong, T.S.
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Alam, S.M., Eang, L.S., Tan, A., Tiong, T.S. (2010). An investigation of community noise in high-rise residential environments. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127 (6) : 3511-3518. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3409477
Abstract: High-rise dwellers in Singapore are often subjected to several community noise sources in close proximity. These include food center, children playground, soccer playground, basketball playground, waste disposal truck, etc. A scientific and reliable approach is required for evaluation of the community noise and its impact on high-rise dwellers. A comprehensive noise survey by a cluster sampling technique, conducted among 522 households in five residential towns in Singapore, showed that community noise was one of the prime sources of noise in a high-rise residential environment. From a subjective noise survey, undertaken concurrent with objective noise measurements, a mean outdoor noise level of 59 dBA was established as an acceptable noise level in the indoor environment. To investigate the level of noise exposure from different community noise sources, software modeling and simulations were carried out. The predicted results were validated with field measured data at five 16 story residential buildings. Analysis of noise exposure data showed that except for waste disposal truck, noise exposure due to other community noise sources (building distance of 15 m) were within the established acceptable noise level. A factor analysis of the survey data identified the key factors related to the disturbance due to community noise sources. © 2010 Acoustical Society of America.
Source Title: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45569
ISSN: 00014966
DOI: 10.1121/1.3409477
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