Loud noises are usually unavoidable during construction projects and often disturb residents living in the area. However, some construction firms have come up with innovative ways to manage the level of noise pollution and they will receive the Green and Gracious Builder Awards on May 16.
The awards from the Building and Construction Authority recognise builders who have made an effort to address environmental and public concerns arising from construction works.
Hwa Seng Builders is among the 22 builders receiving the awards. The company planted trees at construction zones before building works began. The trees act as a form of barrier to reduce the dust and noise generated.
Lum Chang Building Contractors, another award winner, customised inflatable noise barriers to reduce the noise generated from construction works.