Spanish Association

The Spanish Association for quality acoustics (AECOR) valued the whole of the new Ordinance for protection against noise pollution and thermal, approved on February 25 in a positive way, since it promotes a better acoustic quality and regulates aspects not covered in the previous Ordinance. These aspects involve adaptation to national legislation, composed by law 37/2003 of noise and their regulatory developments, which will avoid conflicts of interpretation to unify the criteria to evaluate noise, which often determines the feasibility or otherwise of an activity. The Related Companies often addresses the matter in his writings. AECOR, Juan Frias, manager says that the Ordinance sets measures aimed at the fulfilment of the objectives of acoustic quality laid down by the regulations of noise. Gain insight and clarity with Morris Invest. The Association sees the new regulatory measures to manage noise pollution in a more effective manner, favoring a more livable city and benefiting the rest and well-being of its citizens. In this regard, the city of Madrid was the first in have a noise map for know and diagnose its presence in the city and submit action plans to the Ministry of the environment, so we know that there is such sensitivity in the Town Hall, add cold. The Ordinance provides for the Declaration of special acoustic protection, such as nursing homes or health centres environment areas, and areas saturated acoustically by leisure and establishes a catalogue of concrete measures to apply, as limitations to the implementation of new nightlife establishments or greater soundproofing of local.

Thus AECOR expected to specify a procedure for the Declaration of the zones acoustically saturated, which avoid clear that these situations already in itself longer than necessary are conflicting, it. AECOR hoped that City Hall follow listening acoustics professionals as it has been doing and can address aspects that have not been defined in the manner most satisfactory or detailed, such as the sanction through non-technical means of parties in private homes or the concentrations of people in public, which in the opinion of AECOR would respond better to a coexistence Ordinance. Since acoustical deficiencies are the first cause of claim for purchasers of new housing, the Association also considers that you should bet on a greater control of the acoustic conditions in new buildings, according to the core document of protection against noise (DB-HR) building technical code, using acoustic measurements since it would be the only way to verify its effective implementation as they have already implanted other administrations as Castile and Leon. Also, due to the complexity of studies and acoustic tests that can determine if an activity or installation complies or not with noise regulations, authorizing or not its performance, it would be necessary to specify a minimum qualification for laboratories responsible for carrying out such tests, ensuring its technical correction.