October 31, 2014 | Written by: The Construction Specifier | Featuring: Acentech

Unique Noise Control Standards Developed for Mixed-Use Project

An acoustics consulting firm, Acentech, developed project-specific noise control guidelines for Assembly Row—a new mixed-use waterfront development near Boston. Located on a 18-ha (45-acre) previously underdeveloped site on the Mystic River in Somerville, Massachusetts, Assembly Row’s master plan was conceived and coordinated by developer Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT). It retained Acentech early in the project to address the complex issue of noise control as it related to the mix of uses within four blocks. The acoustic design addressed noise and acoustic issues in buildings and tenant spaces.

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