NEF Validation Study: (3) Final Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description60 p.
AbstractThis is the summary of the final report of a project to evaluate the validity of the NEF measure of aircraft noise. This final report is intended to directly respond to the specific requirements of the original proposal. A database of references and two technical reports have already been sent to Transport Canada as part of this project. Summaries of the previous technical reports are included in the Introduction of this report. The highlights of this final report include:General RecommendationsUpgrade (and provide ongoing support for) the continuing development of the NEF_1.7 program.Establish and publish noise criteria for all major Canadian airports in terms of NEF values and supplementary single event noise criteria.Undertake a major Canadian survey of response to aircraft noise to include: isolated single event type problems, various smaller airport situations, tests of various time-of-day weightings, evaluation of the long term effectiveness of additional home insulation, and to provide a comprehensive calibration of the NEF measure.Support updating of the CMHC document on new housing and aircraft noise.Consider adopting an A-weighted NEF measure.Encourage all levels of government to follow a uniform national approach to the management of airport noise in Canada.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Étude de validation NEF: (3) Rapport final
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NRC number10483
NPARC number20393376
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Record identifierf07ea19e-e398-46cc-93a5-a6ce700bd143
Record created2012-07-26
Record modified2016-10-03
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