dB Foresight is a professional and reliable software solution created to help you determine the level of noise in a construction area, before actually beginning the project, in order to learn whether certain adjustments need to be made in order to observe sound pollution regulations.
Clear-cut and functional looks
The application experiences and quick and easy setup process, after which you can launch it and begin working with it right away, its straightforward functions making it fairly accessible for computer novices included.
The main window of dB Foresight lets you configure certain aspects about the area where the project will be unfolding, specifically geographical location, output path for the generated information and other ‘Project Notes’.
Accurately predict noise impact near construction sites
To get things started, you need to define specifics of your project, namely north and south latitude as well as east and west longitude. You also have to indicate a resolution, then input the ground type, whether to include wind effect, thermal inversions and elevation effects.
From the Settings section of dB Foresight, you can further define sources, barriers, ‘PORs’, ‘Contour Lines’ and ‘Filled Contours’, providing the required information for each section, in order to ensure a successful and accurate estimate.
When all the data is entered, you can save the project to a local folder, then input the ‘Elevations File Path’, in CSV format. If you do not have such a file, you can create it in no time, using Elevations Mapper.
Finally, you can click on the ‘Run Computations’ option from the ‘Run’ menu and within a few minutes, your results will be generated, enabling you to decide how to proceed with your project.
A practical construction noise estimator
To summarize, dB Foresight is a useful and efficient program that engineers can find quite handy in assessing and predicting the noise impact generated by a facility’s construction in its proximity.
dB Foresight can be used to provide the input required for assessment of noise impacts in the vicinity of any new facility, or upgrade is for planning, regulatory approvals or public consultations.
The noise impact assessment can be used to guide the facility design or layout, to ensure that local noise level regulations are not exceeded. dB Foresight noise mapping software uses scientific principles to predict the sound levels on site and surrounding the facility.
The software algorithms use the international standard ISO 9613 methodologies to predict noise levels. It calculates sound propagation in octave band A-weighted levels.
The noise level prediction methodology considers geometric divergence, atmospheric damping, ground absorption, heights of sources and receptors, and screening from obstacles (building, barriers, berms, etc.). Noise attenuation due to both man-made and natural barriers due to the project area topography are considered.