The Acoustics Measurements Laboratory of Calpe Institute offers a wide range of services on transport infrastructures acoustics. Our vast experience on simulated, measured and combined methods noise maps is at the disposal of public administrations and private companies.

Our laboratory carries on noise maps according to the requirements of the Noise Act 37/2003 of transportation infrastructures as major highways and railways, useful for analysing, planning and monitoring.

Moreover, our cartography and sound propagation simulation models allows you to analyse the effects of any given variation at the studied area (as the addition or modification of noise sources, the installing of sound barriers or even changes in the topography), previously to the implementation. This way, the effectiveness of these changes can be analysed during the planning stage and the results can be optimised, notably reducing the costs and the time required to build them.

The changes or expanses of transportation infrastructures require the making of noise reports during the project phase, in order to detect in an early stage all the possible conflicts may arise once they are implemented.

These preventive noise reports allow not only to detect these possible conflicts, but also to analyse the effectiveness of different preventive measures, even during the project phase. This allows conflict avoiding and costs reducing, as implementing preventive measures is always easier than corrective ones.

All infrastructures inherently generate noise effects in their immediate surroundings. Because of this, acoustic easement areas are established, in which noise levels are submitted to the necessity of that infrastructure existence.

Our laboratory offers a service to determine the noise footprint of all types of infrastructures, as highways, railroads, ports and airports, and checks of the fulfilment of noise levels requirements at easement areas by the means of field noise measurements and simulation methods.

  • Viability and efectiveness study of different corrective measures with sound propagation simulations
  • Optimisation of sound barrier installation
  • Measurement of noise and vibrations levels due to transportation infrastructures
  • Calculation of the road-building transfer function