Environmental Impact Analysis

It is important to understand how any new development will interact with the environment and how the existing environment will affect the new development

EIAs are a common requirement for new projects.  It is important to understand how any new development will interact with the environment or vice versa, how the existing environment will affect the new development.  Consideration should be made to noise and vibration during all phases of the project demolition, construction, operation, and eventual decommission.  In some cases, the impact of existing sources of noise such as that from transport networks, including roads, railways and airports, should be assessed and evaluated.

In the designing and planning stages, Xi can be of assistance by creating predictive models of noise and vibration propagation. Moreover, if other more complex models are required, Xi can also assist with this process. This is because Xi have a dedicated team of mathematical modellers whose range of expertise include modelling software such as COMSOL, MATLAB and NoiseMap.

For sites which are already operating, Xi can undertake noise and vibration surveys which will determine the impact on the surrounding environment. To perform these measurements the Xi team will provide the best quality equipment in the market. This includes class A sound level meters as well as high quality accelerometers and geophones.  More specific equipment can also be used as Xi’s experts are also trained in more complex instruments such as acoustic cameras. These instruments allow the team to capture data with an incredible degree of resolution and accuracy. With these measurements, Xi will be able to identify the cause of this problem and will also be able to deliver a concise and clear approach on the best methods to mitigate these problems. Our engineering team has years of experience and has assisted in measurements following standards like ETSU-97, BS4142, BS5228 or ISO 9613.