Digitalisation used to be our entertainment. Now, digitalisation comes to the workplace. Not only because of the COVID-19 epidemic but also because of its versatility and applicability.

Why do we need to put our task into digitalisation? Digitalisation used to be our entertainment. Now, digitalisation comes to the workplace. Not only because of the COVID-19 epidemic but also because of its versatility and applicability.

The world shifts to digitalisation to reach widespread communication. Environmental practitioners possess pieces of knowledge; digitalisation transforms the experience into a digestible presentation. The challenge is for us to adopt and combine all the expertise into one. 

In practical terms, a digital working environment facilitates connection, enhances intelligence and versatility, encourages transparency, embraces collaboration and mobility, attains productivity, allows fair-minded and inclusion, and improves accuracy. 

The digitalised workflow guides us throughout the discipline. Company culture and technology interact with digital working principles. At the back end, data management, quality, and standards are essential to ensure integrity. Effective communications lead to accessibility for all needs while maintaining security and confidentiality. 

Digitalisation does not merely mean converting records of text, image, or sound into a format that computers can process. The need for workflow improvement directs to an automated operation. Automation is not to replace humans, but to enhance our work efficiency and accuracy.

An automated monitoring system supported by a technology platform empowers authorised parties to operate through various IT devices, including smartphones and tablets. The system automatically signals the breaches and verifies the sources. All data is filed and immediately accessible for use. The system contributes substantial savings in human resources and costs for site monitoring works and enhances information distribution amongst project parties.

By applying to the vibration field, vibration monitoring systems can manage multiple vibration sources. Powered by state-of-the-art information technology, vibration monitoring systems provide the users with a multimedia platform for timely reporting and productive communication among contractors, environmental teams, inspectors, project proponents, the Authorities, and the managers of the vibration sources. The system is designed to comply with regulations and standards; The system will perform compliance checks throughout the monitoring process. 

Proper monitoring management means so much for human lives in specific functional applications. In the age of digitalisation, we are leveraging automation into the environmental area, reshaping our modern approach in environmental monitoring.

Video – What will our environmental service be like in the future?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1SnZ74thc

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website:
https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Sustainable workforce

If you want your business to sustain, you will look for future trends for opportunities. If you’re going to have a well-prepared workforce, you will have to seek them out, teach and offer them career opportunities. Here are recommendations on what you can do to retain talents.

Students are one of the valuable community resources. They are well-educated with essential knowledge and skills. What they lack is real-world industry knowledge. Engage students in your community awareness program as a passage between study and work, help them understand what your industry can do for the community to pave the way for their post-secondary education.

Careers change along with the world and business trends. Offer internship to the university students in a different part of your operations and gain experiences in various cultures.

You may recruit talents through the internship program.

Retaining talents requires career advancement, providing them with the supervisory path from the technical direction. Keep them up-to-date with the information of prevailing industry trends, networks, and technology.

Design and conduct detailed benchmarks for salary review. Support the older technicians free from workplace causality by exempting them work from height.

Introduce digitalisation to perform repetitive work to reduce workload. Organise apprentices programs along with vocational training to increase the training efficiency.

By maintaining social capital and human capital in your corporate vision and strategy, community involvement will benefit your corporate in the meaningful long-run when going after the targets.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

The new Acoustic Calibration Centre (ACC), now accredited by HOKLAS for calibration services

The new Acoustic Calibration Centre (ACC) has been recently accredited in Hong Kong in 2021. 

HOKLAS Accreditation

ACC is now accredited by Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), which has been mutually recognised by 53 laboratory accreditation bodies (58 accreditation schemes) in 45 economies.

Photo above: Why do you need third-party calibration?

Track Records

Since 2000, ACC has completed more than three hundred calibrations. The most remarkable track record is that ACC has been appointed to design the sound-level meter calibration laboratory for the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR in consecutive years. 

The State-of-art Calibration System

ACC equips with the state-of-art calibration system – Norsonic NOR1504A – from one of the world’s leading specialist acoustic instrumentation manufacturers. The system assures all the relevant standards to comply with during the testing. The accuracy of our testing and measuring equipment (Norsonic NOR1504A) is regularly tested by the Standard and Calibration Laboratory of HKSAR. The measurement unit of Norsonic NOR1504A is traceable to the International System of Units (SI), stringent and accepted universally. Our acoustic professionals run the test with the standards-complied calibration system to identify any instrument deficiency. 

Photo above: What can our calibration lab do for you?

Uniqueness

ACC is the only centre accredited by HOKLAS in Hong Kong eligible to conduct the real-time one-third octave band analyser test. The verification goes after the parameters attenuation in the pass-band 0.1 dB and Attenuation outside the pass-band 1.8 dB specified in IEC 61260:1995, which the test for IEC 61260:1995 is difficult and time-consuming if executed manually. The calibration offer of the real-time one-third octave band analyser makes ACC unique.

Photo above: Calibration standards to comply

Service scopes

As the standards change, ACC has evolved with the refurbished calibration laboratory requirements – superseded IEC651 and IEC 804 by IEC 61672 and IEC61260. We calibrate both sound level meters and calibrators of Classes I and II variations, following a wide range of international standards, including IEC 61672-3 Ed 2.0 (2013), In-house test procedure ESG-Noise-001 against the IEC 61260:1995 requirements, In-house test procedure ESG-Noise-003 concerning IEC 60942 2003 standard. Specific tests or properties measured will be launched according to the HOKLAS’s scope of accreditation. We calibrate sound calibrators, sound measuring instruments such as sound level meters, and sound/octave band analysers of all brands. Our cost-effective calibration services strive to minimise downtime for our customers. The standard turnaround time is seven working days. Prices start from HKD2000 only. A premium five-working-day turnaround service is also available on request (subject to a surcharge).

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

COP26 illustrates ESG infiltrating to different sectors and functional units

In 2021, we have advancement in incorporating ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance – with the working function sector.

The COP26 UN Climate Summit, the negotiations calling to “keep 1.5C alive”, achieves International Standard For Sustainability.

According to the GOV.UK, COP26’s effort attaining sustainable event had reached the ISO20121 international standard. The ISO20121 certificate awards the organisation that sets out the requirements to establish, maintain, and continually improve an event sustainability management system.

COP26 President Alok Sharma told:
“Sustainability was at the core of COP26, and I am proud that the UK has added yet another impressive standard of environmental compliance to the event with the ISO2021 certification. To build on our work with ISO20121, COP26 will also be a carbon-neutral event and become the first COP to have achieved PAS2060 validation on carbon neutrality. This will make good on our priority to reduce and avoid emissions at the highest level.”

How did COP26 demonstrate that they minimise potential adverse environmental impacts on communities and the local economy and maximise the positive effects?

The green event measures taken at COP26 are(extracted at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cop26-achieves-international-standard-for-sustainability):

1) Prioritising low carbon alternative energy sources such as electric and low emission vehicles, solar energy for temporary traffic lights and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in generators instead of diesel.
2) Prioritising sustainability by including explicit requirements in our supplier procurements and with partners.
3) Encouraging delegates to use active travel such as walking and cycling or public transport where possible.
4) Catering prioritises locally sourced, healthy, and in-season food items to minimise mileage for transportation and support local business.
5) Working with our hygiene partners, we supplied PPE that was sustainable, washable, and included filters to follow local COVID regulations and deliver a safe COP26.
6) Repurposing the furniture, which Ikea UK provided to furnish the conference, will involve working closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure the furniture is given a second life at charity organisations and local community projects across the city. Other legacy examples include distributing the conference carpets in the temporary structures to low-income families, sending MDF sheets and cotton roof panels from the Hydro installations to wood recycling and men’s shed projects in the city and turning the hundreds of metres of black-backed fabric graphics into bags, pencil cases, laptop bags, and boxes.
7) Employing local people for specific event roles.
8) Prioritising leaving a legacy in the events industry by hosting industry-wide workshops on improving standards and best practice for future events.

Leaving a positive legacy is one of the COP26 seven Sustainability Governing Principles. Practising the green event reflects the organisation culture with real action. Imagine (or you have probably seen it) you seeing the claimed green event with plastic bottle water provided for the event guests. Unquestionably, you would doubt how “green” the organisational culture is at the first glimpse.

It is also seen in real-world cases – the 2015 VW diesel emission scandal, the 2018 Starbucks’ “nitro lid” containing more plastic material than the previous lid and straw combined, and deceptive labelling and labour practices cases in the cocoa and chocolate industry. Caroline Sapriel, the founder of the global consultancy, once said: “A number of high profile cases related to false sustainability claims calls into question whether organisations are making genuine commitments.” It is always the matter of the cultural root of the governance towards sustainability.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

How to capitalise on GIS’s capabilities to enhance ecological protection practice, enforcement and stakeholder engagement

The photo above: ANewR Consulting Limited is a member of ESRI Partner Network (https://www.esri.com/partners/anewr-consulting-ltd-a2T5x000008DjMVEA0)

We are happy to be a member of the ESRI Partner Network. As a reputable geographic information system (GIS) technology provider, ESRI has participated in worldwide climate crisis projects by providing a GIS application.

ANewR, as an environmental consultant, has capitalised on GIS’s capabilities in visualisation, mapping, and assessment projects, aiming to enhance ecological protection practice, enforcement and stakeholder engagement.

That’s the way how we apply GIS:

  1. Tree mapping – to manage the tree record for preservation, conservation, and maintenance purpose
  2. 3-dimensional Environmental Impact Assessment (3D EIA) – to visualise the technical, environmental assessment result
  3. Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) – to manage the project scope within the project area
  4. Construction Noise Permit (CNP) application – to facilitate e-governance and stakeholder application
  5. Cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE) – to visualise and immerse the project scene 
  6. Noise map – to visualise the road noise model of an assessment to facilitate stakeholder inquiry

All of the above GIS track records are about data sharing. Why do we share? We share for public access, customer access and internal team access. Information accessibility is sometimes required for the project. Organisations that employ data sharing solutions could often gain a competitive advantage through a more reliable operation and maintenance.

In environmental terms, the practical usage of GIS in a project to share the GIS map showing the project location associated with any potential impacts. Project is an umbrella consisting of various subsidiaries for implementation. An environmental assessment would include an ecological study that the project proponent and subcontractors would collect additional data to complete the task. Often, the project is on a long-term basis. In this case, two-way collaboration is necessary, and mutual trust must be built by connecting parties through a single organisation. GIS here would support top-level business connections and outline the collaborative workflow.

The project, especially the infrastructure project, is complex in the organisation involving different parties of diverse backgrounds. A user-friendly platform – no coding or scripting – is essential for communications and collaboration. The simplicity creates a good hub for every project proponent to work on transparency without myth. The simple collaborative platform aids the project proponents in realising the collaboration capabilities. Every project proponent could plan with clear goals identification. The project architecture is therefore designed and drawn out. It becomes easier to test the collaboration and periodically revisit the goals and architecture. And, these are what the GIS platform could offer.

Bear in mind that information loss is another significant matter causing the mismanagement of a project. Project proponents could lose data and information through the whole infrastructure life cycle, from planning, data collection, analysis, design, construct, as-built, to operate. The GIS is critical to ensure smooth processing. Below are examples suggested by ESRI of how to incorporate GIS into daily operations.

Photo above (from ESRI): how to incorporate GIS into daily operations.

Learn more with us about the GIS application for your projects.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

How to utilise GIS in a complex project

Have you been frustrated about the copious data sets that crossed the functions for a single project and found it exponentially laborious to make the judgment?

Projects have their novelty that sets the project is distinct from the regular operation. The front-line operation, data collection, analysis, maintenance, management will run very strewed when there are no standard sets. Therefore, the first and foremost mission is to gather all the necessary information to construct a projection for every stakeholder to plan to avoid the crisis. If not, resources to deploy to the project will be either very tight or at a high cost.

In past decades, the technological transformation has been on the way. COVID-19 pushed the wave of change even faster and higher. We design a Dashboard, monitoring system, management system to facilitate smooth operational and managerial flows to another efficiency level. Automation is achieved through the compatibility of hardware, software, and the Internet of Things – a network of physical objects with sensors connecting and exchanging data over the Internet. The fundamental element among them is data. We are capable of collecting data at various individual functions. Here comes down an honest question – all functions contribute to a single project. They have sophisticated parameters to be understood. How can the decision be made incorporating all data sets from different stakeholders, not being confused, misunderstood, or missing?

Digitalisation evolves to help us to have bigger pictures and make better decisions. The well-known digital approach is visualisation. When integrating all data for decision-making, we have a favorable result of sound and convinced judgment. What are the type of projects involved and tools?

A Civil Engineering project comprises design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and built environment. Its complexity happens from a voluminous amount of data from various sources, differentiating by location, infrastructure, environment, and socio-economical factors. Meanwhile, environmental legislations come into force globally. Builders have to oblige to the environmental protection principles converging on the specific natural resources management. The ongoing effects of an intrusive construction project are monitored; otherwise, the builders will be blamed and punished by law against the environmental regulations. The ecological protection momentum accelerates the much better understanding of our environment and its complexity across social factors to determine the best project practices.

It is complicated to cross different reference data to finalise the proper, comprehensive decision. GIS, Geographical Information System, is a system that generates, controls, analyzes, and outlines all types of data (ESRI). Data sets will be connected through a map of the integrating location data with all sorts of descriptive information. The all-in-one map creates interactive inquiries, analyse spatial data. The users can edit the map. The GIS map will present the result of all. When the crossed functions information appears in one map, the decision-makers will have the whole picture of what their operations will cause based on the projected input within the project area. Stakeholders can understand each others concerns. They can easily communicate for change and cooperation. Project management will become swifter and more efficient. These are the distinct benefit of applying GIS to a scoping project.

Photo above: Terrain big data visualisation

Here are ways how GIS does good work in a civil engineering project.

Operations
GIS’s thematic map format visualise the completed work record, illustrating rates of operations, completed operations, and pending operations.

Transportation
It graphically displays traffic information such as speed data, road geometry, traffic flow, picturing traffic management with the accident, and hot spot analysis and rerouting.

Monitoring and maintenance
GIS’s data integration functions, for example, for raster images and CAD drawings, empower the builders. The stakeholders can view scheduled maintenance work, ongoing activities, recurring maintenance problems, and historical information. The project impact can be traced through the network and analysed for monitoring and maintenance.

Surveying
After measuring the location’s objects on the earth’s surfaces, the builders can incorporate the data into GIS to estimate the area and prepare digital maps.

Soil mapping
Soil stability is critical for development projects to decide the land use activities and prevent environmental deterioration. GIS can be used to identify and classify soil types.

Planning
GIS is useful when the builders have scenarios to assess site selection, environmental impact, ecosystem study, natural resources risk management, sustainability, traffic congestion, roads, and pipeline routing.

Data collection
Site data collected is beneficial for conducting predesign analysis, design, and field survey calculations.

Analysis and design
GIS can create data of grading, contouring, specifications, cross-sections, design calculations, mass haul plans, environmental mitigation plans, and equipment staging. The capability will reach a new higher level when the builders integrate traditional design tools and databases into GIS. GIS can perform water distribution analysis, traffic management analysis, soil analysis, site feasibility analysis, environmental impact analysis, volume or area analysis of catchment, river or canals pattern analysis, temperature and humidity analysis.

Construction
Utilising GIS can guide resource usages such as timely construction equipment use, seasonal fluctuation effects, dumpers, concrete truck routes optimisation, earth filling and cutting, volumes calculation, and constructed areas for estimation and valuation.

Management
Presenting data by visualisation enhances stakeholders’ engagement and communication.

Environmental engineering and impact studies
Environmental impact studies are derived with physical data, geological data, biological data, social data, historical data, future development plans, industrial concerns, and other data. GIS empowers the builder to view trends, patterns, and relationships by visualising them.

Infrastructure protection
The builder will have to gather information from evacuation, elevation routes, inspection results, and structural specifications to respond to the situation quickly. Weather data, traffic, barrier protection, and the new changes can also be consolidated in GIS for real-time monitoring.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)
By integrating with BIM, the builders can blend data of different formats and visualize the object.

Site selection
When GIS links various data layers, the builders will identify the critical issues on the sites and make the comparison. The pre-assessment is essential to the project’s success.

Terrain mapping and analysis
The situation can be difficult to set foot on the location when it is a terrain area. GIS allows the builders to identify the optimal development locations on terrain areas and make a detailed analysis.

Planning and development
Integrating the information on demographics, natural resources, and other statistics in GIS can help the builders monitor the city’s growth and expansion direction to make sustainable decisions. The builders can apply GIS for highway maintenance, traffic modelling, accidental analysis, and route planning in the transportation project.

Utility management
It is crucial to map the utilities with their inventory systems, tracking maintenance, monitoring regulatory compliance or model distribution analysis, and land analysis. GIS can integrate modelling data to provide detailed analysis.

What about GIS for environmental protection projects? One of the our track records is to provide a desktop GIS software with an associated service package to map the tree records from the complaint register, Tree Register, and Tree Failure Database. The users are enabled in tracking the progress of follow-up action and mitigation measures completed by the tree management and maintenance departments.

Find out the potential use of GIS for your project with us now. 

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: 
https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday NewerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

How do we assess the determinants of development?

If you live in a city, you will know why land supply is so material to the city dwellers. A crowded metropolitan like Hong Kong is a city surrounded by mountains. It is not easy for urban expansion.

For environmental protection reasons, some green areas are scaled as a country park for public access. It is prohibited to exploit green spaces. The terrain confines the city’s growth.

This is why we have urban redevelopment projects—turning an abandoned ex-school building and a basketball court into a public rental housing settlement, which comprises a neighborhood elderly center, residential block, a car parking area.

In the redevelopment project, a competent team player is a great asset when recommending viable solutions in dealing with site-specific constraints. How do you assess when the enormous plant noise source has been presented there for a long time and will not be able to lessen?

Each development should consider environmental issues to ensure an amicable settlement. By changing the land use, there is a lot to assess – the potential noise impacts of road traffic, the air quality impact from the nearby road sections.

A competent team member shall closely liaise with the client and the government authorities in seeking consensus on the assessment methodology and sound assumptions for the activity, utilization rate, and some fixed noise sources.

In dealing with the heavy traffic noise, professional consultant duly explores practicable mitigation measures such as the podium structure, building setbacks, building orientation and disposition, canopy, architectural fins, and epoch-making enhanced acoustic balconies to fulfill the compliance requirement. By actively partaking in the project and capitalising on professionals’ experiences, professional consultants have helped complete the tasks effectively.

Let’s be green city dwellers.

Video – How do we assess the determinants of development? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBNGoLDcEWY&t=1s

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

When inevitable, how do we do to tackle the noise issue affecting us?

Years ago, ANewR had received a call: “We know we are noisy, it is inevitable. We still want to reduce the noise impact, but we do not know who is the most severe noise generator. We are puzzled.”

Photo above: How would you feel you live nearby? What should the authority do for the neighbourhood?

ANewR told the client: “Noise monitoring is our strength. We have everything here to support. Let us help you.”

Let’s look back: Over the past few years, ANewR has set up the 24-hour noise monitoring system and stations. We have been in charge of the noise monitoring operation and management.

The monitoring approach adopted was scientific; it validated all the reporting and the recommendation to identify the noise impact on our client’s surrounding areas.

Another merit given to the approach was that applying systematic monitoring already ensured compliance with international standards.

Our noise monitoring management process is based on flexibility, and it works. An improved IT infrastructure is supposed to make a quick response to the incident.

In case of the connection failure, the system automatically reconnected to the fixed aviation noise monitoring station and generally operated after a few hours, or resumed regular operation after ANewR reaching to restart the sound level meter short period.

Why do our clients stick with us? Because they can trust in our work. That’s why ANewR has been endeavoring for quality service and IT measure development.

ANewR encourages our clients and staff to find the potential for improvements and innovations.

ANewR is happy about our trustworthy cooperation during the past few years – and the new collaboration will come. Let’s tackle the difficulties together!

Video – When inevitable, how do we do to tackle the noise issue affecting us?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJxUtcEqIH8&t=2s

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

When do you take the acoustic solution into your monitoring scope

Received noise complaints, but could not confirm where the noise came from? Have you ever encountered a case that your machine is too noisy but do not know what it is? Do you know what to do to benchmark the “right” construction equipment in the acoustic term?

There are two essential supporting document systems to benchmark your environmental-friendly construction equipment – EU System and MLIT of Japan System. The application requires measurement and testing, change of ownership, taking stock of maintenance records to report, and preparing the essential documents. Those documents, such as Sound Test Report, need to be verified by certified bodies and signed off by the professionals.

On the other hand, acoustic solution helps you to find out a loud source.

It is often difficult for humans’ ears to identify where the noise is coming from. Professionals utilise intelligent acoustic technologies to find out the source of the noisy problems.

A compass – a compass is used for navigation and orientation. It is a tool giving us direction.

What compass is this when the compass is used to find the noise? Noise compass is using the correlation technique, calculating the direction and looking for the dominant noise source. The chief noise source in a rowdy and crowded situation can be found when there are significantly comparable sound levels. The accuracy of noise direction relies on the quality indicator to tell the diffuse field characteristic’s uncertainty. The highly unique noise source defines the quality level. Therefore, noise measurement using a noise compass can be tricky in an indoor environment and a reflective setting.

Video – How to know from where noise comes in a complex environment – what hardware and software do we need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZQXQE7l-zU&t=12s

While the noise compass gives you direction, combining the sound level meter that can mark and separate the measurement from the defined order can maximise the use and the result.

The chaotic, noisy situation encounters in a construction site near road often. This is when you take the acoustic solution into your monitoring scope.

Video – How can you find the noise, not with your ears, but with a scientific method? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiEHQhrxCBs&t=85s

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)