Reducing noise at a downtown airport.

We were brought in to help the Billy Bishop Island Airport on Toronto Island satisfy noise reduction recommendations. Some of these recommendations were to lessen the noise from engine runs-ups (done to ensure proper engine operation) and taxiing.
To come up with the best solutions, we created detailed, creative computer models of the airport and the impacts both taxiing and engine run-ups had on neighbouring lands.
Working with NAV Canada, this resulted in creating a six-metre-high, 82-metre-long barrier built with a rigid vinyl structure and a new and recycled PVC core that has brought the sound levels down as predicted, satisfying the recommendations.