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Noise study on MRT infrastructure construction

Reman, Mohamad Rahimie (2015) Noise study on MRT infrastructure construction. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Noise is one of the most persistent physical contaminant in human environment. Especially in the developed countries, the technological deveIopment and the growth of population are key factors in the increase of noise pollution. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), noise is one of the most common health hazards in the construction industry. As stated by Ballesteros et al., (2010), noise is one of the most important acoustic pollutants in the nowadays society, as it is present in most of people's activities; consequently, not only the workers of certain sectors, but all the citizens, are exposed to high noise disturbances. In order to study the noise criteria in MRT infrastructure construction, some parameter should be included. The study included the measurement of noise level at Bukit Bintang MRT Station and Kajang MRT construction site. In addition, the actual level of noise measuremenbis compared with the theoretical permissible noise based on existing predetermined guideline and standards. Later, the noise criteria for selected construction activites related to railway construction project have been proposed. Sound Level Meter (SLM) was used to measure the noise level for selected site that proposed by Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). The measurement shows that the ambient noise of this site exceeded the limitation provided by Malaysian Department of Environment, (2007). For the commercial area especially at the Bukit Bintang MRT construction site, 78.84dB was recorded at the distance of 23m from the noise source. For the critical noise level, the noise level for deep excavation work was 88.92dB at thelSt 3m whereas the noise level for the bore piling work was 92.54dB at the 1" lm. Based on the survey, Bukit Bintang MRT station has the highest noise pollution due to the busiest traffic in the city.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD891-894 Noise and its control
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 07:17
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 07:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8020
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