Distant Sound Signals Trouble In European Marketplace

Wright, Andrew G.
February 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/21/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 7, p16
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the regulations in the European countries regarding construction equipment manufacturing. The European standards, first passed in 2002, are scheduled to drop the permissible limits by 3 decibel on January 1, 2006. It remains to be seen if the distant thunder foreshadows a brief but harmless squall or a full-blown tempest that will eventually reach North American shores. The Europeans point out that they've cut equipment noise in half over the past decade. But the technology may be reaching its limits.


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