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.
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What will our future of environmental monitoring be?

What will our future of environmental monitoring be?

Virtual Reality – Virtual reality is a game-changer. In an environmental sense, it mimics the surroundings, and we can add our external idea into the simulated environment to virtually test the practicability. Thoroughly to learn the project environment, the authorities and stakeholders are effortlessly to recognise the potential externality before moving on urban development.

Smart monitoring and auditing – An automated monitoring system automatically signals the breaches and visually verifies the sources. All data is filed and immediately accessible for use. The system contributes substantial savings in manpower and costs for site monitoring works and enhances information distribution amongst project parties.

Smart enforcement – To effectively combat environmental crime, random inspection and control is hardly adequate. Target enforcement action and strategy are set to surveillance the risk. The risk-based approach uses a webcam system, unmanned aerial vehicle to surveil, and a project website to release surveillance information.

Smart city blueprint – Urban challenges are addressed by innovation and technology. City management is going digital to keep up with the demand for sustainable living – people- centric’s city associates with environmental-friendly living conditions. Beyond the 3D E.I.A., environmental design is a profession to master to bring out a sustainable city.

Cave automatic virtual environment – The triumph is given to the projects which the people can feel and experience the benefits of smart city planning brings. The digital roadmap in environmental evaluation from applying the CAVE platform for an immersive experience is assuring thorough stakeholder engagement.

Smart environmental assessment system – Once the data is captured, these data are the lesson learnt. It is essential to reposit them, reuse them as reference for future projects. Smart Environmental Assessment System is intelligently capable of learning from past E.I.A. and performing E.I.A. for projects and planning, analysing public comment, and proposing mitigation measures. Environmental constraints will be identified by retrieving the map previously derived from geospatial data. Automated EM&A checking system and integration of 5G and artificial intelligence technology heighten the enforcement measures.

Video – What will our environmental service be like in the future?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1SnZ74thc&t=61s

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)

To stay environmentally smart

We all care about our health – physical health and, more recently, environmental health.

What is environmental health? Environmental health is about the relationship between people and their environment, human health and wellbeing, healthy and safe communities. Social initiatives can be treated professionally, scientifically. And, we should. Importantly, our next-generation leader can learn about the environment scientifically.

The environmental health around us can be traced. Have the three goals to action in mind:

  • Know your built environment
  • Scientifically monitor
  • Data analysis

Goal 1 – know your built environment.
By your sensation, do you feel noisy in the surrounding? Do you sneeze, and is it about the dust? You do not see the dirt air with your eyes; does it mean the air is clean and clear? Do you recognise your area as a quality one?

Goal 2 – scientifically monitor
An idiom, “To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools.” – Technology advancement helps us to prove our hypothesis scientifically. We need to use the tools we need to successfully execute the scientific monitoring: noise meter, dust measuring device, and weather station.

Goal 3 – data analysis
Data has our story – structure or unstructured. When we could find the pattern, data will enable us to monitor the situation. We will identify factors affecting noise and dust levels through data collection, the correlation between noise, dust, and the external environment, and mitigation effectiveness.

In the 21st century, no one can leave intelligent schooling behind. The small-scale learning environmental monitoring station empowers our next-generation leader with a fact-finding process, discovering the environment by their capability.

Video – How can you achieve Intelligent schooling in environmental sense?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeOdctylI0

Another great learning tool is what we have a misconception about – 4-dimensional virtual reality.

VR, AR is no longer just a game thing. By virtually being into the scenarios, the participants, including students of all levels, will be empowered to comprehend the content visually. Through interplay in the VR AR scenarios, they are qualified to attend the instruction practically. Students and teachers are academically encouraged to interactive learning, more than through a novel, turning the theories learned from a book to virtual learning situations.

Video – What technology has been used for EPD training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfGvfmMfNU&t=8s

ANewR is actively engaging in VR AR projects for environmental training, enthusiastically practicing our VR AR expertise in various fields. Let’s explore the opportunity with us at info@anewr.com

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)

Vibration monitoring system for hospital

Participating in the vibration monitoring projects for United Hospital, and Grantham Hospital, ANewR’s d-noise vibration monitoring system compatible with high-precision vibration monitoring devices delivers one-stop workflow management. Under the control centre concept, the d-noise system comprehensively facilitates the stakeholders in hustle-less monitoring. Additionally, the d-noise is highly customisable to the client’s needs.

Explore the d-noise with ANewR. We are happy to learn about what you need.