QuieterHome—Louisville International Airport

The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) had established significant momentum in their noise mitigation program over the last 20 years with the acquisition of more than 2, 000 homes. The LRAA wanted to maintain this momentum with a smooth transition into a sound insulation program. Cautious because of a few stumbles during the course of their acquisition program, the authority wanted a consultant team to implement the sound insulation program that had the right blend of skills and savvy to allow them to maintain a consistent expenditure of funds on the noise mitigation program. The authority chose C&S’s QuieterHome Program team for this program that will treat up to 1,200 residential structures and potentially several buildings on the campus of the University of Louisville.

Learning from past experience and with a reputation of aggressively engaging the community in all of their projects and programs, the authority is very focused on a methodical and thoughtfully planned approached to developing the program prior to launching into the actual design and construction phases. The QuieterHome Program team is preparing a detailed policies and procedures manual, a coordinated community outreach program, and facilitating numerous meetings with airport leadership, the Community Noise Forum, City of Louisville departments, and other key stakeholders in this development process.

The QuieterHome Program team has assisted the authority in the selection and development of the Project House that now serves as the community’s gathering place to learn about the program, the office for our program coordinator and an extensive product show room. The Project House helps interested homeowners learn more about what to expect during the course of the program and get hands-on experience with the treatments.