Once we receive your completed forms, we will need to schedule a series of appointments with you. Engineers and architects will work with individual homeowners to develop a package of modifications that are aesthetically acceptable while still achieving the desired acoustical goals of the program. The design team will need access to all areas of your home for these measurements and surveys.
This test, conducted by Wyle, lasts approximately 1-2 hours. Inclement weather affects the integrity of the testing results; therefore it may be necessary to reschedule this appointment in the event of rain or snow. Not every home will receive a Noise Test. For those homes that do receive a test, however, the acoustical engineer will measure existing noise levels by artificially producing aircraft noise inside your home using a loudspeaker. If a home receives a Noise Test before construction, it will receive one after construction as well. Both surveys require the home to be quiet during the measurements (no TV, radio, etc.). Due to the amount of noise emitted during the testing, we ask that no small children or pets are present inside the home during this test. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wyle at the Westfield-Barnes Noise Mitigation Program Office.
This appointment lasts approximately 2-4 hours. Architectural measurements will be taken to create a blueprint of the home. The electrical designs will be determined at this time; therefore the person or person(s) most comfortable with these decisions should be present for this meeting.
Mechanical/Building Code Violations:
This appointment lasts approximately 2-4 hours. Mechanical measurements will be taken to create mechanical blueprint of the home. The mechanical designs & building code violations will be determined at this time; therefore the person or person(s) most comfortable with these decisions should be present for this meeting.
Product Selection/Acoustical Survey:
This appointment will last approximately 1-2 hours. A Wyle representative will meet with the homeowner and assist the homeowner in making door and window style selections. Samples of typical acoustical windows and doors are available for you to view at the Program Office to assist you in your choices. Please click here to see a sample of some of the products available. At this time, the home will be inspected for any unique features that may need to be addressed for Noise Mitigation purposes. The home will also be videotaped and/or photographed to record the pre-construction condition of the home.