BIM-based construction noise management approach with a focus on inner-city construction

For inner-city construction activities, the propagated construction noise is considered the primary source of nuisance for the surrounding area. As a result, construction companies should anticipate encountering complaints and lawsuits from residents of adjacent buildings, leading to project delays or cost overruns. The proper solution to this problem is to consider construction noise during time-planning through stepwise noise prediction within noise maps. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been widely used to achieve the sufficient project, time, and cost control. However, the benefits of BIM for construction noise prediction and noise-considered time planning, especially in the pre-construction phase, still need to be exploited. This research aims to establish a link between noise mapping applications and 4D BIM models for the data exchange between acoustic planners and project managers/schedulers. The project's success will benefit both the residents because it will reduce construction noise-related nuisance and the construction companies by preventing them from making an unexpected settlement.

Babazadeh, N., Teizer, J., Bargstädt, H.-J., Melzner, J. (2023). Digital twin for control of noise emissions from heavy equipment on construction sites. Proceedings of CIBW099W123, Porto, 211-222, ISBN: 978-972-752-309-2, DOI: 10.24840/978-972-752-309-2.

Babazadeh, N., Bargstädt, H.-J. (2022). The benefits of building information modelling in construction noise control in the pre-construction phase (a focus on urban area constructions), Proceedings of the 51nd inter.noise conference, Glasgow 2022, ISBN 978-1-906913-42-7. 

Babazadeh, N. (2021). BIM-based construction noise management approach with a focus on inner-city construction. In: Disser, M., Hoffmann, A., Kuhn, L., Scheich, P. (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Forum Bauinformatik, Darmstadt 2021.