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Success of the conference on Noise Barriers

2015.11.23

Forthcoming changes to Standard EN 14388:2006+AC2008 applicable to noise reduction devices were also made known.

The forthcoming changes were made known with respect to standard UNE EN 14388:2006+AC2008 applicable to this type of Noise Barrier.

On 27 October, TECNALIA organised a technical conference in Madrid in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Noise Barriers (ANIPAR) and the Ministry of Development, to raise awareness of the impact of noise reduction on noise barriers  safety and know the opinions of experts and administrations involved in safety matters. Forthcoming changes to Standard EN 14388:2006+AC2008 applicable to noise reduction devices were also made known, contained in the framework of the EU Regulation on Construction Products No. 305/2011.

The event proved very popular with around 100 professionals attending, including noise barrier manufacturers, acoustic engineers and technicians of Territorial Administrations from the whole of Spain or from railway companies.

Dámaso Alegre, Chairman of ANIPAR and Honorary Chairman of ENBF, opened the conference by talking about the Design of the barriers as well as the current status of the legislation and the regulatory changes that will take place.

Subsequently, Virginia Aseguinolaza, Director of Construction Services at TECNALIA, set out the regulations applicable to noise barriers as well as the different safety tests to be carried out on these items.

The conference finished with a lively debate dealing with topics such as the performance of ridges, solutions for existing viaducts, waste recovery such as components for noise barriers, vandalism or the performance of tests on individual barriers.

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