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Sudbury: Echo Barrier flies UK flag at major World Trade Center project

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 August 2014

Echobarriers have been erected inside the World Trade Centre underpass to reduce construction noise

Echobarriers have been erected inside the World Trade Centre underpass to reduce construction noise

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A product from a Suffolk firm has winged its way to the World Trade Center, under construction in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Sudbury-based Echo Barrier says it has seen demand for its noise reduction barriers soar in the last 12 months, with increasing success in international markets.

It supplied the H2 Series noise reduction barriers to block out construction noise on the New York site and reduce disruption to local residents, businesses and tourists.

They proved such a success that it prompted the World Trade Center project team to request that the contractor continue using the product throughout the development of the site.

Echo Barrier technical director Peter Wilson said: “We are pleased to have launched the use of Echo Barrier in the United States with a project that is so important to New York City, the United States and the world.

“Construction-related noise
pollution has certainly proven to be a detrimental health concern as well
as adversely affecting working
environments and project management.

“Echo Barrier is committed to its ongoing efforts to provide the most effective and efficient solutions to address as many of these challenges as possible.”

Barriers have been erected across the site including around the underpass where a significant difference has been noticed by users.

The barriers, which provide a sound mitigation system that absorbs noise, were recently recognised by the Institute of Acoustics and Noise Abatement Society at its annual awards. As well as offering a reduction in noise from loud work sites, they can reduce the amount of dust and debris escaping on to the street.

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