QuieterHome—Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

A sound insulation program does not have to be expensive. Lambert–St. Louis International Airport had been implementing a sound insulation program for several years and airport leadership became concerned that administrative costs were excessive. The airport selected the C&S QuieterHome Program team to replace the prior consultant team in early 2008 because of our proven ability to be cost-efficient and produce excellent program results.

Immediately upon a notice to proceed, C&S placed our project manager in St. Louis to begin the transition process, identify suitable office space, and build a team of staff that was right-sized for the program pace and requirements. We were able to reduce the program administrative costs by 25% from the very start of our work on the program. Our staff worked closely with airport staff to execute a smooth transition process and keep all of the existing construction and design efforts moving ahead so as not to disrupt the pace of the program. Additional effort was focused on organizing the filing systems, reviewing the status of various program records, including status of avigation easements and other critical documentation.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act applies to a number of homes eligible for the program. C&S has supported the airport in negotiations with both the State Historic Preservation Officer and the municipality where the homes are located to define the proper method of treatment that are consistent with the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and achieve the acoustic goals of the program. It is expected that the program will reach its conclusion by the end of 2012 and C&S is focused on helping airport staff finish successfully.