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Title: Noise pollution: Effect of Construction Activities on the Urban Environment
Authors: Jasper, Eze Chukwudum
Muhammad, Isa Bala
Keywords: Construction
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Proceedings of the International conference of the School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria, Held Between 25th and 27th October 2010, Akure, Nigeria.
Abstract: Noise in the construction industry continues to constitute a nuisance to the environment in such a way that it interferes with speech, communication, leisure and relaxation. This has resulted into the loss of hearing partially and in some instances a total loss of hearing. Problems related to noise also include stress, high blood pressure, loss of sleep, distraction and less productivity and the general reduction in the quality of life and opportunities for tranquillity. The methodology used for this research work includes personal observations through visits to construction sites and oral interviews. This paper looks into the problem of noise generation on site and proffers solutions on how to control and minimize its effect on the environment. It concludes by advocating that noise as a result of construction activities should be controlled at its source through proper design and maintenance of machines, use of vibration absorbing mounting materials and mufflers on machines
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