Sound Attenuation

Download the FAA’s Program Guidance Letter 12-09 to limit structures eligible for sound insulation treatment.

C&S and our QuieterHome and QuieterSchool Programs are known nationwide for our outstanding management capabilities. Our 20-year track record includes experience with more than 20 ongoing and completed residential and school sound programs, including more than 15,000 successfully treated homes. Addressing the impact of increased aircraft noise on an airport’s surrounding community is no small task. With that in mind, C&S designed our approach to help clients sensitively turn that challenge into a solution. C&S has made sound attenuation our business so that airport officials can get back to the business of running the airport. Our program management capabilities take the burden off of our clients, enhancing the level of service that residents receive while strengthening ties among residents, the airport, and local agencies. We see projects through from initiation to construction closeout, keeping clients informed at all stages of the process. Our services include community outreach programs and educational and informational campaigns for the public, including project websites and printed materials.

Sound attenuation programs greatly improve the living environment for the occupants of treated facilities. But more than just improving the noise level, treated homes can also improve the sustainability of a home or school. New windows and doors greatly improve energy efficiency and can help reduce expenses for occupants. Sound attenuation programs also offer the opportunity to improve air quality in residences and schools through high efficiency heating and cooling systems. Air quality can also be improved through the use of greener materials, such as low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, glue, sealants, and other treatments. Wood products can be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and be free of harmful chemical treatments. Other sustainable options include recycling construction and demolition debris so that it can be reused instead of simply being thrown in a landfill.