International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

An application of a noise maps for construction and road traffic noise in Korea

Jea Hun Jeong1, Nazli bin Che Din2*, Toru Otsuru3 and Hyung Chul Kim1
1Department of Urban Planning, Kyungwon University, San65 Bogjeong-dong Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-shi, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. 2Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 3Department of Architecture and Mechatronics, Faculty of Engineering, Oita University, Dannoharu, 870-1192, Oita, Japan.
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  •  Accepted: 01 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


Noise has become a serious social concern due to the rapid urbanization brought on by rapid industrial development and economic growth. This study is on the construction noise caused by construction of a building and the road traffic noise resulting from increased traffic volume. A noise map was used to control these sources of noise. Also, this paper examines the influence on nearby areas of the increased road traffic noise resulting from a land development project. A prediction of the noise distribution and a noise map was made using the software SoundPLAN; according to the results, a plan was created to reduce construction noise and the road traffic noise that increases after the completion of a construction project. This study revealed that the increased traffic volume caused by the development of an industrial area had a greater influence on the nearby areas than the industrial area itself. The changes to the traffic routes and movement pattern were identified as well.


Key words: Road traffic noise, noise map, grid noise map, façade noise map, construction noise, land development.