Business is booming in the northern emirate of Ajman, in the UAE. Dozens of new buildings have recently done up but are still awaiting power connections. Rather than waiting for power to move in, business owners have started using power generators for electricity.
And therein lies the problem. Power generators can be incredibly noisy and many local municipalities have very strict rules regarding noise pollution, especially in popular and crowded areas. Not only that, but they’ll have no additional backup if their generators break down.
New buildings are being worked on every day. Our suggestion would be to start soundproofing a room at a time in each one. That way at least some of the buildings will be peaceful until the government figures out a way to run a reliable power supply.
Congresswoman Jane Harman released a statement earlier this month regarding the Los Angeles World Airport soundproofing project. She applauded LAWA for taking swift action, paying the nearby Lennox Unified School District upwards of $1.2 million to be used in the soundproofing of the school.
While it is important to recognize that $1.2 million on scratches the surface when it comes to the total price tag of the $35 million renovation project, even this small amount will go quite a long way. We just hope the school system takes a look at the current Green Glue prices, recognizing the affordability of implementing such a useful soundproofing technique into their project!
A guy living in North Wales was recently kicked out of his apartment because his neighbors told him that he was too noisy. According to the Daily Post North Wales, both residents and businesses filed complaints, complaining that they were losing sleep and business due to his noise. While we aren’t sure exactly what he was doing to cause noise, we can only assume it must’ve been pretty bad if area businesses were beginning to consider closing. Soundproofing your home, friends, is key to keeping your neighbors happy.
We recently read an article about the famed Imperial Hotel preparing to reopen. The owner, Shadd Danesi, is attempting to perfect his soundproofing attempts before reopening so that he does not annoy his neighbors?
The reaction from the public at this announcement? They seem to think it’s a huge joke.
Apparently this isn’t the first time the owner of the Imperial Hotel has claimed to be “reopening soon.” The hotel has missed several key events and seems to be constantly putting off it’s reopening.
We’ll just have to see if, and when, the doors will actually unlock.
In February of 2003, nearly 100 people were killed at the Station House Nightclub in a fire caused by faulty pyrotechnics and bad soundproofing materials. Ever since, there has been an epic court battle over a financial settlement for the living victims and the families of those who perished.
Just today, a judge signed a ruling mandating that the $176 million + in settlement funds must be placed into a trust account. The parties involved have 90 days to move the money to the account.
From there, a trustee will determine how the money will be split amongst the families.
It’s about time this saga comes to a close.
The DiCapo Musico Studio in the Chicago suburb of Elburn, is making great progress. The goal of the studio was to give budding musicians a great space to work and learn in, without them having to go into the city or pay higher prices.
Things seem to be working out well so far. The music rooms are soundproof and the parents waiting in the lobby have a peaceful experience while their children are learning. Awesome atmosphere!
Nissan is really taking the world by storm. The company recently announced that it will be launching the first ever Diesel Nissan Murano, a crossover SUV. The current Nissan Murano, running on regular gasoline, earns about 25.9 miles per gallon while the diesel version is expected to average around 35 miles per gallon – although official numbers ahve not yet been released.
The interio of the vehicle has been upgraded a bit as well. It’ll have an upgraded 4-cylinder engine and an automatic six-speed gearbox. Rumor has it this car could use a bit more soundproofing than it actually has, especially because of the diesel engine - but we’ll know more once it hits the road.
In the gorgeous Wisconsin country side, set deep in Kenosha County, you’ll find a brand new condo and townhome development known as Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay was designed with a classy feel, and has a ton of distinct features any new homeowner would love.
Most homes in the complex, whether condos or townhomes, range from 1,500 to 2,200 square feet in area. They feature two bedroms, two bathrooms, and two car garages. Most have private entrances and some even have full basements. Each one has its own laundry facility as well.
Our favorite feature, of course, is the soundproofing efforts made by the contractors. No matter where you end up in this complex, you simply won’t be bothered by your neighbors.
Here’s a funny story. The Halesowen Historic Society regularly hosts high-brow academic lectures.
The problem is that they have a new neighbor in the Halesowen Library building next door – a group of women having a lively aerobics class.
The library has little soundproofing so the sounds from the class are – well – permeating the walls and providing an apparently unwanted set of background noise for the lecutures.
The Halesowen History Society demands the library be soundproofed. The Director of the Adult, Community and Housing Services is looking into the problem.
First time home buyers in the Wheeling area have a surprise in store. Not only can they qualify for the first time home buyer tax credit (if they move quickly) but they may also be able to buy homes from the Northfield Group at prices about $100,000 less than normal.
Most of the homes are townhouses but the developer drastically reduced the prices for the homes in the first phase of construction to help the area remain competitive. Buyers have two models two choose from, both upscale with a number of amenities – including superior soundproofing materials that guarantee reduced noise between homes in the strip.
Looking for a home? Look here. You might be surprised at what you find.